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Nottingham restaurant plan for former Tales of Robin Hood building that was 'always busy'

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Nottingham restaurant plan for former Tales of Robin Hood building that was 'always busy'

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A planning application has been submitted to Nottingham City Council, which outlines plans for three units at the site to house a restaurant, office and gym.

‘Happy’ is one word to describe how shoppers are feeling over news the former Tales of Robin Hood building could become a restaurant. Tales of Robin Hood in Maid Marian Way was forced to close in 2009, having opened in 1989.

After standing empty for a while, shoppers say they are simply pleased the unused building could be turned into somewhere to dine.

Steve Morris, 59 from The Meadows said: “I’m happy that something’s being done with the place, finally. I remember when this was Tales of Robin Hood, a great place.”

Steve, who works as a delivery driver said: “Whenever family who weren’t from Nottingham came down to visit, I’d take them there. A very good place for Nottingham that was, it was always busy.”

Tales of Robin Hood provided its customers with an inside, chair-lift ride that took them through a recreation of medieval Nottingham. Cameron James, 31, who lives in the city centre and is self-employed said: “I think it’s a good thing, there’s not that much up here anymore to attract people, the only place that I see fairly busy is Kaspas. People complain when something’s turned into a restaurant or café but my point is: wouldn’t you rather it be something rather than nothing?”

Plans for a crazy golf site was previously approved for the building in 2020 however, the plans by the applicant Steamin’ Billy Brewing were halted due to the Covid pandemic.