AN application for an alcohol licence for a Prestwich ‘New York deli’ takeaway has been granted despite a number of objections claiming it would ‘disturb the tranquility’ of the area.

Eat New York serves bagels, hot dogs and burgers and have applied to Bury Council to sell booze until 1am at their 25 person capacity outlet on Bury New Road, Sedgley Park, the site of the former Crispy Cod chip shop.

Police asked councillors not grant the application in its original form and asked for the licence to be subject to reduced hours and other conditions.

Shomrim Prestwich Community Safety group, claiming to represent many in the locality, objected.

Representative Craig Scherer, said: “This is a highly populated Jewish area, with a very high density of children.

“It is no secret that Jewish families in this area do not carry mobile phones over the Sabbath and Jewish holidays.

” During these times, families, girls and children are often walking the streets, talking or walking to and from friends.

“The concern is with this premises being open so late, serving alcohol and with live music, they will become a target for abuse both verbal and physical, antisemitism and being made to feel insecure.

“As they won’t have any mobile phones on them during the Sabbath and holiday, they will have no way of calling the emergency services or family members for help.

Applicant Jon Leathley said he wanted to apologise to residents as the live music and late opening may have given the impression Eat New York was "primarily a bar".

He added: “We’re anything but, we’re going to be a takeaway. The concept is bagels, burgers, beers. The idea came from a business partner visiting New Orleans and while you waited for sandwich you had a small beer. I think we’ve been misrepresented in that sense.

“Our utmost priority is to serve food, the alcohol is a little unique selling point. You can get the food but get a craft beer as well. We’re trying to do a venue that’s little but different. Once we’re up and running I think the residents swill be put at ease.”

The panel granted the licence with amendments. Live music was removed from the operating schedule, opening hours were reduced to 10am and alcohol can be only be served from noon. All customers must be off the premises by midnight.