New Mexican restaurant plan for former city convenience store

A NEW Mexican restaurant could be set to open in Salisbury.

A planning application has been submitted to convert the premises currently occupied by Charlie’s Store, in Catherine Street, into a property suitable to house an eatery.

Safeline Training and Consultancy has submitted the plans, which would see the erection of an extractor flue as well as internal changes to the ground floor layout of the building.

The new restaurant would be called Mr Burrito, according to the plans.
“The business operator of Charlie’s Store is well established and had been operating at this location for a number of years as a general store and off-licence,” the document says.
“The operator has been doing well and so now there is a need for expansion in order to cope with demand.”
The store is relocating to 21 Catherine Street, it adds, outlining the new plans for the vacated premises.
“The commercial unit will become vacant and so he would like to open a restaurant in place of the store,” it says.
“The restaurant would cater to a seating capacity of around 25-30 people and provide takeaway services, however most of the trade would be from seated customers.”
The plans relate to the installation of the extraction flue and changes to the layout to cater for seating and kitchens.
“We are not seeking to extend the property,” the application adds. “All works will be retained within the existing footprint.”
Signage would also remain consistent with the current design, allowing for the name change to Mr Burrito, according to the plans.
“Externally, the proposal retains the existing shop front, so there are no external alterations to the street scene,” it says.
“The shopping centre and commercial units are backing onto the rear elevation of the property, hence now windows on the opposite side.
“Internally, a new canopy and ducting system, seating area and a bar (staff served to seated customers only) will be constructed.”
A consultation over the plans is now underway.
For more details on the plans and to comment, log on to and search for application reference PL/2022/09235.

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