New restaurant owner misses licence

COLLETTE DEVLIN
Last updated 12:08 21/01/2014

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@devlincolle A new Spanish-inspired restaurant opened in Invercargill last week but its owner did not get an entertainment licence as she had hoped.

Suzie Oxley said she was disappointed but would run the Spanish tapas restaurant called Suzie Q within the boundaries of her restaurant and function licence - meaning she could provide live music during service.

Suzie Q is independently owned and not part of the Invercargill Licensing Trust.

The restaurant, located in the former Duo restaurant premises in Kelvin St, will have an official opening this weekend.Ms Oxley closed her North Rd business, the Magpie Cafe, which is for sale, to concentrate her efforts on her new business.

It made good business sense to move into town, where there was more foot traffic, she said. "Since I opened last Tuesday I have got great feedback about my business. I have been told this [tapas] is what Invercargill needs."

 

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