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A quirky Tynemouth beachfront eatery, Riley’s Fish Shack, has obtained a licence to sell alcohol with the help of the Licensing Team at Mincoffs Solicitors.

Riley’s Fish Shack has operated since 2012 and owner Adam Riley of Tynemouth, previously traded using a mobile cart providing barbeque and grilled fish.  Further to a crowd funded project, Adam has designed, converted and installed two shipping containers into a very popular fresh fish eatery on King Edward Bay.

Adam is also a co-director of the successful Boiler Shop Steamer, a regular event held at Newcastle’s Stephenson Works amalgamating food, drink and music.

Adam, who trained as a chef, has been listed in the top ten seafood outlets by the Guardian.  He also won the Northern Award for British Street Food recently and competes for the national title at the 02 in December.

Acting on behalf of Adam Riley, Matthew Foster, Partner and Head of Licensing at Mincoffs Solicitors presented an application to North Tyneside Council’s Sub Licensing Committee to allow Riley’s Fish Shack to trade selling alcohol with food between the hours of 9am and 10pm.

Although there was some opposition from residents, the vast majority of Tynemouth residents were in support, and there were no objectives from the Police or any other responsible authority.

The committee in their remarks stated that they were supportive of business in Tynemouth and by agreeing the application, imposed a couple of extra conditions which reflected those offered by Mr Riley during the course of the hearing.

Adam Riley said ‘There is great news for the Fish Shack. It allows us to plan for the future, and build upon our recent success.’

Mincoffs Solicitors’ Matthew Foster added ‘I have advised Adam from the outset, and I wish him and Lucy every success with the Fish Shack. It’s a great venue, in a fantastic and serene beach side location.’

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