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The new owners of Dolce Vita in Leyton are hoping to get a licence for their restaurant and bar just six weeks after it was revoked from the previous owner
A bar which neighbours claim is forcing people out of their homes could be re-opened just six weeks after it had its licence to sell alcohol revoked.
Albanian bar and restaurant Dajti, run by Illr Ismailovic, was the subject of dozens of complaints to the council last year, resulting in numerous visits from environmental health officers.
In a six month period, officers visited neighbours in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, on 24 occasions – more than half of the visits were after 11pm.
Officers reported being able to hear music from inside homes with windows and doors closed, and issued warnings to the owner.
Illr Ismailovic failed to turn up to a licensing sub-committee meeting on June 6, when the premises licence was revoked.
Now, new owner Mr Mryteza Hilaj is seeking permission to have it back under new name 'Dolce Vita'.
Hilaj is requesting to have a music and alcohol licence from 10am until midnight Sunday to Thursday and 10am until 2am at weekends.
Extensive works have been carried out to stop the same problems, however neighbours have objected.
One neighbour wrote: “I have had good tenants break tenancy agreements and leave because the adjacent premises has consistently generated so much noise , it has made living next door untenable.
“Customers regularly take their disagreements outside and start to fight – sometimes with potentially life threatening consequences.”
Mr Hilaj was the registered owner of a bar in Leyton High Road which had its licence revoked in 2008, although he denies having anything to do with the business at that time.
Marc Witham from environmental health and trading standards will also object at the meeting next Thursday at the town hall.
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