A new venture, called Champagne and Fromage, has applied for an alcohol licence for a unit in Granville Arcade.
The application to serve alcohol at Units 10 and 11, Brixton Village, has been made by Stefano Frigerio from the company Lafata Ltd.
The proposal is for a shop “selling cheese, wine and champagne and another space that will be used as a bistro for people drinking and eating cheeseboards, charcuterie boards and other simple dishes/tapas around cheese.”
Last month, neighbours of Brixton’s covered markets called on Lambeth council to create a saturation zone to control the number of new licensed premises in the area. Brixton Society have also expressed concern at the amount of new bars and cafes in the market, which they say threaten the diversity which makes it so special.
In a statement earlier this year, Bill Linskey, chairman of Brixton Society commented: “There is nothing wrong with having some bars and cafes in a market area; they can add some variety and vibrancy. However Brixton’s unique market character can only be preserved if it remains essentially a retail market.”
You can view the full application here.