Mishiko, in Church Street, Reigate, has won licensing approval for outside tables at the front of its premises up until 10pm.
Previously a condition on the licence said drinks had to stay inside the nightclub at all times.
Four outside tables are shown in the licensing application now approved by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. The application says:
“This is not the licensable area and will only be used for the consumption, not the sale or supply of alcohol, therefore not increasing the licensable area of the premises.
The removal of the condition is to allow use during the evening and not after 10pm. The other conditions of the licence will work to ensure this will not cause noise nuisance – i.e. no music/disturbance caused to local residents. This will therefore have no adverse impact on the licensing objectives.”
A previous application was turned down in 2017 after a representation was made by the council’s environmental protection team about possible public nuisance.
That objection wasn’t made on the new application, but the licence will contain extra conditions about furniture being put away at the end of the evening, and customers having to be seated if drinking outside.
An already-existing condition on the licence states “at all times any music shall be inaudible in any residential property, the test of which is that it shall be no more than barely audible at the boundary of any residential property.”
Mishiko opened in summer 2016 at what had been JJ Whispers at 39-41 Church Street, and is generally open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until 2am.
The club told customers in an e-mail this Tuesday:
“A lot has been happening at Mishiko over the last few weeks and we’re so excited to let you know that from this weekend we’ll have a brand new outside seating area, perfect for enjoying a cocktail or 3 in the sun.”