Airbnb vacation apartments to be built above Bury’s record store

Holiday apartments designed for visitors to the Met Theater will be created in a listed building in downtown Bury.

Plans have been approved to convert the offices above the Wax and Beans cafe and the vinyl record store on Market Street into two apartments, which will be Airbnb apartments for rent.

The apartments, which are directly across from the Met, will be on the second floor above the Cafe, which for many years was the city’s branch of the Nationwide Building Society.

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The petition was filed by Louise Jackson of Wax and Beans.

Holiday apartments designed for visitors to the Met Theater will be created in a listed building in downtown Bury.

Plans have been approved to convert the offices above the Wax and Beans cafe and the vinyl record store on Market Street into two apartments, which will be Airbnb apartments for rent.

The apartments, which are directly across from the Met, will be on the second floor above the Cafe, which for many years was the city’s branch of the Nationwide Building Society.

The petition was filed by Louise Jackson of Wax and Beans.

The request to change the use of office space into holiday apartments states: “The use of the second floor will be two Airbnb apartments.

“They will be right across from the Met, which has live music and entertainment and is frequented by people from other cities.

“A lot of people would use Airbnb accommodation.

“The whole property is a Grade II listed building which means the building is of national significance and special interest.

“The physical work will have minimal impact and the request seeks consent to change the rear elevation only.

“It does not seek to alter the character and elevation of the facade which is the main asset of the listed building.

Built between 1850 and 1860, the building was listed as Grade II in 1985 and is located in the downtown conservation area.

A planning official said in the report: “The application indicates that the proposed use of the top-floor vacation rental would help support the viability and longevity of the existing business as well as the use and longevity of the existing business. maintenance of the building.

“The proposed development would put a vacant upper floor back into service in a shopping district and downtown.

“This part of Bury is also presented as an area of ​​culture and tourism and the proposed development would be ideally placed to benefit from the
amenities and areas of historical interest.

Wax and Beans is Bury’s only independent record store.

They store new and used vinyl on two floors and serve drinks and cakes.



Airbnb apartments will be built above the cafe and the Wax and Beans record store

There is a turntable in the store for customers to play records with headphones.

Authorization for the change of use was granted by the Bury Council on September 9.

The request to change the use of office space into holiday apartments states: “The use of the second floor will be two Airbnb apartments.

“They will be right across from the Met, which has live music and entertainment and is frequented by people from other cities.

“A lot of people would use Airbnb accommodation.

“The whole property is a Grade II listed building which means the building is of national significance and special interest.

“The physical work will have minimal impact and the request seeks consent to change the rear elevation only.

“It does not seek to alter the character and elevation of the facade which is the main asset of the listed building.



Wax and Beans owners hope to lure visitors to the Bury Met theater to vacation apartments

Built between 1850 and 1860, the building was listed as Grade II in 1985 and is located in the downtown conservation area.

A planning official said in the report: “The application indicates that the proposed use of the top-floor vacation rental would help support the viability and longevity of the existing business as well as the use and longevity of the existing business. maintenance of the building.

“The proposed development would put a vacant upper floor back into service in a shopping district and downtown.

“This part of Bury is also presented as an area of ​​culture and tourism and the proposed development would be ideally placed to benefit from the
amenities and areas of historical interest.

Wax and Beans is Bury’s only independent record store.

They store new and used vinyl on two floors and serve drinks and cakes.

There is a turntable in the store for customers to play records with headphones.

Authorization for the change of use was granted by the Bury Council on September 9.

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