Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (5)
Thursday 31st January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Room 3.1, 3rd Floor, 5 Strand, London, WC2 5HR. View directions

Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email:  kscharlemagne@westminster.gov.uk Tel: 020 7641 2783

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

1.

The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB pdf icon PDF 3 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

1.

St James’s Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

New Premises Licence

18/10704/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 5

Thursday 31stJanuary 2019

 

Membership:              Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chairman) and Councillor Rita Begum.

 

Legal Adviser:             Barry Panto

Committee Officer:      Kisi Smith-Charlemagne

Presenting Officer:      Michelle Steward/Kevin Jackaman

 

Relevant Representations: Environmental Health, Licensing Authority and two Local Residents.

 

Present:  Mr Lana Tricker (Solicitor, representing the Applicant’s Company, JJ Goodman Limited), Mr JJ Goodman (Managing Director of Applicant company), Ms Lizzie Scott (Managing Director of the Arts Theatre), Mr James Hopkins (Operations Manager for Applicant company), Mr Dave Nevitt (Environmental Health) and Ms Roxsana Haq (Licensing Authority).

 

 

The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB (“The Premises”) 18/10704/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by retail of Alcohol: On sales

 

Basement and Ground Floor:

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 23:30

Friday to Saturday: 10:00 to 00:00

Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30

 

First Floor:

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 23:30

Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30

 

The premises may remain open for the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment from the terminal hour for those activities on New Year's Eve through to the commencement time for those

activities on New Year's Day

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

Decision (including reasons if different from those set out in report):

 

Mr Kevin Jackaman (Presenting Officer) confirmed the application, advising that the Sub-Committee had before it an adjourned application from 8 November 2018 for a new premises licence.  He advised that Environmental Health Services and the Licensing Authority had maintained objections to the application and two local resident representations had also been received.  Mr Jackaman advised the Sub-Committee that the premises were in St James’s Ward and in the West End Cumulative Impact Area (CIA).

 

Ms Lana Tricker (Solicitor, representing the Applicant) informed the Sub-Committee that this was an adjourned application from 8 November 2018, for a family theatre business, run by Mr JJ Goodman and Ms Liz Scott. She informed the Sub-Committee that she did not intend to go over all the previous discussions as she was satisfied that members had read all the papers.  Ms Tricker advised that after the last hearing she was concerned by what was said by the Sub-Committee regarding her client’s website.  She informed the Sub-Committee that both the websites of the London Cocktail Club (LCC) and the Arts Theatre had been amended to reflect that they were two separate companies.

 

Ms Tricker advised that the LCC and Covent Garden Cocktail Club were separate entities. JJ Goodman was a Director of both companies and also a Director of JJ Goodman Ltd. The Covent Garden Cocktail Club was originally part of the London Cocktail Club and JJ Goodman had paid LCC £6,000 per annum to provide an online service for the CGCC. The full history was set out in detail in the supporting report.  Ms Tricker advised the Sub-Committee that under the Arts Theatre umbrella there was the Covent Garden Cocktail Club, Above The Arts and Covent Garden Social Club.  She added that there were different performance spaces, bars and cafés, and the premises had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Crystal Maze, 22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EU pdf icon PDF 3 MB

App

No

Ward /

Cumulative Impact Area

Site Name and Address

Application

Licensing Reference Number

2.

St James’s Ward/ West End Cumulative Impact Area

Crystal Maze, 22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EU

New Premises Licence

18/14617/LIPN

 

Minutes:

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 5

Thursday 31stJanuary 2019

 

Membership:              Councillor Murad Gassanly (Chairman) and Councillor Rita Begum.

 

Legal Adviser:             Barry Panto

Committee Officer:      Kisi Smith-Charlemagne

Presenting Officer:      Michelle Steward/Kevin Jackaman

 

Relevant Representations: Metropolitan Police, Environmental Health, Licensing Authority and Nimax Theatres Ltd.

 

Present:  Mr Jon Payne (Solicitor, representing the Applicant Company, Little Lion Entertainment Limited) Mr Tom Lionetti-Maguire (Managing Director of Applicant company), PC Bryan Lewis (Metropolitan Police), Mr WatsonIan Watson (Environmental Health) and Ms Roxsana Haq (Licensing Authority).

 

 

The Crystal Maze, 22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EU (“The Premises”) 18/14617/LIPN

 

1.

Sale by retail of Alcohol: On sales

 

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 03:00

 

The premises may remain open for the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment from the terminal hour for those activities on New Year's Eve through to the commencement time for those

activities on New Year's Day

 

On the morning that the Greenwich Mean Time changes to British Summer Time one hour will be added to the terminal hour of any activities and to the closing time for the premises where the existing terminal hour for the activities and/or closing hour for the premises ends after 01:00 hours.

 

 

Amendments to application advised at hearing:

 

None.

 

 

Decision (including reasons if different from those set out in report):

 

Mr Kevin Jackaman (Presenting Officer) confirmed the application, advising that the Environmental Health Service, The Police and the Licensing Authority had maintained objections to the application and a further representation from a commercial operator had also been received.  Mr Jackaman advised the Sub-Committee that the premises was in the St James’s Ward and in the West End Cumulative Impact Area (CIA).

 

Mr Jon Payne (Solicitor, representing the Applicant) informed the Sub-Committee that his client was offering something different in a positive way.  He informed the Sub-Committee that the premises had previously been a Casino and his client intended to refurbish the premises into a game and theatrical experience. His client had previously operated the Crystal Maze in Islington and also had a 24 hour licence in Manchester.  Mr Tom Lionetti-Maguire (Managing Director of Applicant company) showed the Sub-Committee a promotional video of the concept from the premises in Manchester.  He advised that his company intended to open up theatre to a diverse audience for shared experiences. There would be a crew of 150 actors and a maze master to guide customers around the maze and to allow the customers to immerse themselves in the experience.  He said that Customers would work in teams of 8 collecting crystals and a new game starts every 8 minutes.

 

Mr Lionetti-Maguire informed the Sub-Committee that the reception was on the ground floor, where it safely bustling with actors and crew members.  Mr Lionetti-Maguire advised the Sub-Committee that the licensed areas were away from the street, so members of the public would not just walk in off the street to purchase alcohol.  He advised that there was a debrief area and a lounge bar; if they visit the lounge  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.