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From here - http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk...or-closed-sgt-pepper-s-bistro-92534-23886414/Beatles quarter: Lonely Hearts Club no more for closed Sgt Pepper's bistro
Jun 16 2009 By Luke Traynor
THE deadlock behind the long-time disused Sgt Pepper's Bistro, in the mooted Penny Lane Quarter, could soon be broken.
Owner Ray Maatook has revealed how a planing application to transform the eyesore restaurant is soon to be unveiled.
The former bus office and public toilet has long frustrated the residents of Allerton as it has remained closed for years.
Plans to build a first-floor extension hit the buffers in 2007 after Liverpool city planners objected claiming it would obstruct views of nearby St Barnabas’s church.
Now, Sgt Pepper’s new amended scheme could win favour as it features a cylindrical-style first floor to house diners, allowing for disabled facilities on the ground floor.
Mr Maatook recently apologised to the people of south Liverpool for the impasse at his premises, which has seen the outlet remain empty for years.
The building was originally a tram stop and inspectors’ office, with public toilets added to the back of the building.
It later reopened as a cafe and restaurant, decorated with Beatles photographs, posters and Fab Four memorabilia.