Alcohol licence is given to eatery

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A quirky beach front eatery has been granted a licence to sell alcohol.

Riley’s Fish Shack has operated since 2012 after owner Adam Riley traded using a mobile cart providing barbecue and grilled fish.

After securing crowd funding, Adam designed, converted and installed two shipping containers into a fresh fish eatery on King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth.

Adam, with support from Matthew Foster, partner and head of licensing at Mincoffs Solicitors, has now been granted a licence by North Tyneside Council’s licensing committee to sell alcohol with food between 9am and 10pm.

Adam, who trained as a chef, said: “This is great news for the Fish Shack. It allows us to plan for the future, and build upon our recent success.”

Although there was some opposition from residents, the vast majority were in support, and there were no objections from the police.

The committee in their remarks stated that they were supportive of businesses in Tynemouth and by agreeing the application, imposed a couple of extra conditions which reflected those offered by Mr Riley during the course of the hearing.

Matthew added: “I have advised Adam from the outset, and I wish him and Lucy every success with the Fish Shack. It’s a great venue, in a fantastic and serene beach side location.”