Bid to open new Italian restaurant in Norwich

Prelude Records, which closed in March, could be turned into a pasta restaurant. Picture: DENISE BRA

Prelude Records, which closed in March, could be turned into a pasta restaurant. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Archant

A licence application has been made to open a new Italian restaurant and café in Norwich.

Norwich-based Turco's Hospitality has submitted the application to Norwich City Council to open the restaurant, Al Dente, on St Giles in the former home of the classical music shop Prelude Records.

The council has already approved plans for the former retail unit to be turned into a restaurant.

In documents previously lodged to the council the applicant stated the new restaurant would create four full-time jobs and two part-time jobs.

Members of the public have until November 24 to comment on the application.

When Andrew Cane, the owner of Prelude Records, announced the shop was to shut, he said increasing costs and 'huge changes' in the record industry had made the closure inevitable.


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He said at the time: 'It has been such a pleasure sharing with you our deep love of music over the last 31 years.

'Norwich is one of the few places in the UK to have kept its specialist classical record shop for so long, and that is thanks to you – our amazingly supportive customers.

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'Thank you all for your custom and encouragement over the years.'

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