SHED success with late licence bid

The Shed has been granted a 3am licence.
The Shed has been granted a 3am licence.

Shawlands nightclub The Shed has finally managed to convince the city council to issue it with a 3am licence.

The club’s management have always argued that restricting their licence to 2am put them in a less favourable position than their competitors.

In 2009 the council updated its licensing policy which meant any premises outside the city centre could only stay open till 2am.

Michele Pagliocca, owner of The Shed, told The Extra: “We are delighted with Glasgow City Council licensing board’s decision to extend our operating hours from 2 to 3am on Friday and Saturday nights. We have worked tirelessly over the years highlighting the many benefits, both socially and economically, an extension of a 3am licence would bring to the Shawlands area and are thrilled the board have made an exception to policy.

“This decision is great news not just for The Shed and its customers, but for other local businesses operating in the night time economy.”

Councillor Susan Aitken said: “I welcome the board’s decision to extend The Shed’s operating licence. The venue has proven itself to be a responsible operator.

“The implentation of a carefully managed taxi and dispersal programme no doubt gives the local community much assurrance regarding this extra hour of operating. This brings the Southside on to a level playing field with other venues across the city.”