Cafe at popular Northampton skatepark applies for alcohol and live music license
"We want to have open mic nights, live music and events here to offer more things for people to do in Northampton."
A cafe at one of Northampton's popular parks has applied for an alcohol and live music license in a bid to offer people 'more things to do in the town'.
The Outpost Cafe, in Beckets Park, next to Radlands Plaza skatepark, could start serving alcohol and hosting live music events if the application is approved by West Northamptonshire Council.
And cafe owner Lee White said his plans would be a 'positive thing for the community'.
He said: "We want to have open mic nights, live music and events here to offer more things for people to do in Northampton.
"We have struggled during the pandemic but managed to keep afloat. We have jumped through hoops to apply for this license. We think it will be better to make this place livelier for people.
"We don't just want to be a cafe for skate kids, we want to appeal to a different audience as well as skate kids. It's a cafe for everyone."
Mr White said he has had positive talks with police about the application and is confident he is able to make the plans a success.
The idea, Mr White said, came as many musicians frequent the area and people often ask if beer is sold on site.
There would be no hard liquor sold if the application was to go through and all drinks would be sold in plastic cups, the cafe owner added.