Oasis late trade issue at Hamilton not yet resolved

Out of action: The discovery of a 1991 development application has forced the early closure of three of the five late night takeaway outlets at Oasis Hamilton.

Out of action: The discovery of a 1991 development application has forced the early closure of three of the five late night takeaway outlets at Oasis Hamilton.

Three late night takeaway stores in Hamilton face at least a few more weeks of early closures, after a meeting with Newcastle City Council representatives and police on Friday resulted in another meeting being scheduled.

Three of five outlets at the Oasis food court on Beaumont Street were forced to close early recently when a 26-year-old development application was unearthed.

It showed the businesses had to close by 10pm on weekdays, midnight on Saturdays and 8pm on Sundays. The owners, who were unaware of the restrictions, have been operating until 5am.

A second meeting between the business owners, council and police will be held in two weeks. In a statement after the meeting, Hamilton Business Chamber president Nathan Errington said the chamber was “committed to providing a vibrant and safe business and entertainment precinct”.

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