Be Lucky is set to expand after submitting a planning application to Bristol City Council to turn a Grade II-listed former travel agent on the Clifton Triangle into a new 24-hour amusement centre.
The 19th-century building has been empty since STA Travel vacated the premises in August, providing Be Lucky with the opportunity to add another south west site to its estate, alongside its Cheltenham High Street branch.
Noting the “harmful concentration of vacant retail units” already on Queen’s Road, the application states “the change of use provides an opportunity to reduce this break in the inactive retail frontage and reduce the overall amount of vacant units.”
“The proposed use will diversify the function of the [shopping area] and contribute to the evening economy.”
The shopping zone itself forms part of the Park Street and Brandon Hill Conservation Area, and – if successful – Be Lucky would become the quarter’s first amusement centre.
“The proposals will result in no change to the appearance of the site in the street scene, and its use will be in line with the predominantly retail nature of the area.”
“The premise of the business is to offer a quiet leisure option, catering for individuals that do not wish to drink or socialise in large groups with loud music.”