Police have objected to the latest attempt by No Saints, the entertainment and cabaret bar operator led by Steve Thomas, to open a site in Cardiff’s saturation zone. No Saints has applied to open the former Liquid and Life site in St Mary Street into a Wonderland, its Alice in Wonderland-themed concept. Part of the site would be converted to a smaller venue called The Event, hosting a special events such as plays. Police objected on the grounds that it’s located in the council’s saturation zone, where licence applications are generally refused unless the operator can prove their presence will not caused problems. Thomas old M&C Report that it was “technical objection” based on its location in the saturation zone. No Saints has agreed to c.50 licence conditions, including the use of finger print scanning technology. No Saints had applied to open one of its Greene Room burlesque clubs at the site at the start of the year. That application was turned down by the council because of the saturation zone. No Saints is now targeting the former Square nightclub on St Mary Street for Greene Room, and has applied for planning permission for conversion of the venue. In September, M&C Report revealed that No Saints plans to open 15 new sites across its estate. The company has been named as a suitor for sites formerly run by Luminar, the nightclub company founded by Thomas that was placed in administration last month.

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