A taste of the East for Prom

Klub DNA, Blackpool Promenade.
Klub DNA, Blackpool Promenade.
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Proposals for a new restaurant on Blackpool Promenade have been given the go ahead.

Planning chiefs have agreed a scheme to convert the former Jellies and Klub DNA nightspot inside the Palatine Building on Central Promenade into a Chinese-style buffet restaurant.

The investment will create 20 new jobs at the venue which has been closed for some time.

Planning committee chairman Coun David Owen said: “It is difficult for town centre traders at the moment when the premises next door have been standing empty for some months.

“So a use such as this, which is ancillary to the holiday trade, is to be welcomed.

“This is a scheme which will offer something a bit different within the restaurant arena.”

Warrington-based company Diamond Express is the company behind the plans, which would also include a bar for use by diners.

Diamond Express already has other restaurants in the North West, which trade under the name East Orient Buffet Restaurant.

It is proposed to convert the basement of the premises into the Blackpool eaterie which would boast around 240 covers.

In its heyday, the former Jellies nightclub was one of the most popular discos in the resort.

The block also includes The Sands which has seen the former Palace nightclub converted into a cabaret bar.