The unoccupied Hammonds of Hull might experience a revival if an application for a license to transform it into a bowling and games bar gets approval. Lane 7, a bowling bar company, has formally submitted an application to obtain a license for selling alcohol in this unused space, formerly a food hall.
The new venue could be a great new lease of life to the city centre with Paragon Arcade transformed with its range of street food vendors and restaurants and Kicks Bar & Grill offering unique events and great cocktails.
Garness Jones, the commercial landlords, had put out a notice inviting potential tenants to reimagine the vacant space. The application from Lane 7 suggests that the space might be transitioning into its next phase.
The company already operates another venue in Yorkshire, situated in Sheffield, which has a range of interactive games to enjoy such as classic darts, bowling, pool, ping pong as well as more modern games such as shuffle board, beer pong and arcades.
The Sheffield branch always has great food offerings from the likes Fat Hippo burger spot, so we could expect more fantastic food offerings along with cocktails and beer.
It has multiple venues across the UK, such as Manchester, Durham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leicester, Aberdeen, Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Bath, and Cardiff. Additionally, plans are underway to open three more venues in other locations.
Their website states that their venues are exclusively for adults after 7 pm, requiring IDs for entry. Lane 7 has applied for an alcohol-selling license for the former Hammonds of Hull space with proposed opening hours from 10 am to 1 am, seven days a week.
The application is currently open for public comments until Tuesday, November 28th.