Vauxhall bar calls its last requests Liverpool Echo

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This week marks the end of an era for the Vauxhall area as one of the pillars of the community faces closing time after over 100 years in service.
The Green Man Pub, located on Vauxhall Road, has been serving pints for generations but called last orders back in June 2016 to make way for new residential flats.
Not surprisingly, it was a decision that faced backlash from some locals.
A major concern was the potential loss of u2018green spaceu2019 around the site, whilst others worried about who the potential tenants might be.
Cllr Joe Hanson supported objections.
Last October during a pla
ing committee meeting at Liverpool town hall he spoke about the communityu2019s u201cpassion to protect green spacesu201d and despite the site being technically brownfield, added: u201cWhen people look at it they see green space.u201d
His speech that raised issues over the lack of greenery in Vauxhall, and reminded councillors that u201citu2019s so important to our residentsu201d, was met with a round of applause as he finished speaking.
Though the scheme was approved, this did not stop residents from fighting back – especially in an area as close knit as Vauxhall.
A petition gained over 150 signatures, but was not enough to stop plans from going ahead.
John Gleeson, who lives behind the famous boozer and headed the lobby, said: u201cLike many of my neighbours, we were furious at the decision that could have major repercussions on our area u2013 particularly when you live right on the doorstep of the place.”

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