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Green light for sixth Liverpool city centre Wetherspoon pub

Plans for a new Wetherspoon pub on Liverpool’s James Street have been given the go-ahead.

The city council has approved proposals from the food and drink giant to transform an old office opposite the Merseyrail station.

Under the proposals, the existing ground and mezzanine floors of Victoria House will be converted to create the public house.

A beer garden is also planned for the rear of the building.

J D Wetherspoon already has five pubs in Liverpool city centre: The Welkin on Whitechapel, The Richard John Blackler on Charlotte Row, The North Western at Lime Street, The Fall Well on St John’s Way and The Lime Kiln on Fleet Street.

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon told Your Move: “We are pleased that planning has now been granted for a Wetherspoon pub on the site.

“We will need to review the conditions on the planning consent. We will now be submitting our licensing application.

“We are keen to open a pub on the site and believe it will be an asset to the area and prove popular with a wide range of people, as our other pubs in and around Liverpool have been for many years.”

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