Restaurant opens years after application

It’s hip and it’s happening and it’s taking Namibia by storm.

05 November 2018 | Business

Yolanda Nel

Two years after applying for land to establish a pop-up restaurant, it was finally approved by council last week.

“As soon as the processes are finalised by the City of Windhoek, we can start construction [of the necessary facilities],” said a spokesperson of Vis Investment CC, who applied to lease a portion of the Dr Augustino Neto Park at Ausspannplatz for the development of a temporary pop-up restaurant way back in 2016.

According to him, the City still needs to advertise for any objections which may take another month. “We hope to start construction in January, but because it is mostly moveable items, it might be completed within a month, with the expected opening date in February,” he said.

He added that they hoped to open in 2017 already, but that the CoW processes took much longer than they expected.

Although no objections were received from the strategic executive for economic development and community services, the applicants had to define a temporary timeframe, as well as the layout and design of the restaurant. One requirement is that, according to council documents, no vehicles will be allowed on the lawn for delivery or parking, since parking is already a challenge here.

The municipal health department had concerns that business registration doesn’t make provision for temporary restaurants. “Council should consider the constriction of premises that could be leased to business owners, similar to that at the Zoo Park, allowing businesses to operate in an approved structure, with a lease agreement in place,” according to council documents.

Council recommended that the application be supported and the 200m² be leased for a period of five years. The monthly rental is N$3 727.50, subject to annual rental escalation at a fixed rate of 8%.

It was also noted that if any municipal electrical infrastructure needs to be relocated, dismantled or replaced as per the request received from the applicant, all costs involved will be for the applicant’s account.

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