A new tattoo shop will open in Farsley Town Street in the Old Bookies after council green light
Leeds’ main shopping street becomes fully pedestrianized
The candidate – Lee Reynolds, 41 – proposed an “upscale” tattoo parlor on the former Coral bookmakers site which has closed at 16-18 City Street.
Lee is from Calverley and has been tattooing for 15 years.
This will be his first venture after working at numerous studios across Leeds.
The shop will also host another tattoo artist – Istvan Csele, 46, known as Pinyu.
Istvan is originally from Hungary but has worked alongside Lee for nine years.
Speaking to YEP, Lee said his new store would “boost the local economy” and be “in keeping with the aesthetics and heritage” of the popular village.
He said: “We are so happy that planning permission has been granted for our studio.
“We have already made friends with local businesses in the village of Farsley.
“There is also a lot of interest and support from locals, which is heartening.
“We can’t wait to open our store and be part of the community.”
The application has now been approved by Leeds Council along with a number of factors.
Hours of operation will be limited to 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the interest of residential amenity.
In the interest of public safety, no “sharp” bins containing clinical waste should be stored outdoors.
An officer’s report endorsing the proposals states: “Farsley is rapidly becoming an increasingly popular suburb of the city and has in recent years invested in the town centre, and Farsley High Street is one of the continuing successes of the city, offering a range of uses and services.
“The proposed end use under consideration here would expand the offering within the designated center and enhance its vitality and viability, which are the tests of a successful center, as stated in the policy. In light of what precedes and notwithstanding all other physical planning matters, it is Considered that the principle of end use in this downtown location is acceptable.”