Hippodrome owners plan to open circus-themed cafe
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Visitors waiting for a show at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth could enjoy a glass of wine and a slice of cake in a circus-themed cafe - if a planning application gets the green light.
The Jay family, who own and run the venue on St George's Road, are proposing to convert a storeroom in a building adjacent to the main theatre into a coffee shop.
The cafe would serve visitors to the Hippodrome and parents of pupils attending the circus dance school - but also be open to passing trade.
Owner Peter Jay said: "For years the building has been storing scenery. We thought let's have a go now and open it as a cafe where people can meet before and after a show.
"What we're finding with the pandemic is that people tend to come earlier, so it would give them somewhere to sit down before we open up," he added.
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The venue would be designed with a circus theme, and serve drinks, cakes, sandwiches and alcoholic beverages.
A decision is due by March 18.
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