An application has been submitted to convert the former Sabo newsagent on Stockwell Street in Greenwich into a restaurant. The newsagent was run by the same family for 94 years until 2019.
A previous application to convert the ground floor to residential use was rejected.
The 18th Century building is locally listed. According to planning documents upper floors are in poor condition. The new plan seeks to use the basement, ground and first floors for restaurant space and office with staff accommodation and wash up/storage at second floor level.
An image for future use shows an Asian restaurant. Whether this is the actual plan or merely indicative is unknown.
Planning history within documents show approval last year for an extension:
Approved 7th March 2018 Construction of a single storey rear extension with rooftop terrace to ground floor commercial unit and internal alterations to provide private entrance to residential unit above.
In June 2017 Russel + May applied for the change of use of ground
floor A1 (Retail) to C3 (Residential) with internal alterations and new
front elevation, but this was refused on three reasons, all closely related to the loss of the retail space in Greenwich Town Centre protected
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