Sutton town centre club wants to stay open an extra hour
Plans have been submitted to extend the opening hours of a town centre nightclub.
The owners of Chicago Rock Cafe on Throwley Way have asked the council if it can stay open until 3am as opposed to its current 2am closing time.
A period of consultation began on August 23 and residents can have their say until September 21.
The application to the council states that the club must currently shut by 2am and all staff must have left by 2.30am, but Atmosphere bars and Clubs want to extend it by an hour.
The club has had a chequered history in Sutton.
In 2007 a bouncer was stabbed while working on the doors.
Daniel Powell, 23, was jailed in 2008 for eight years after stabbing bouncer Chris Whitestone through the arm following an argument.
Only last year the head of Atmosphere Bars and Clubs, Paul Harbottle, was forced to attend a meeting with the council in order to keep the clubs licence.
At the meeting in April 2011, police said the club also had too few bouncers to keep customers and staff safe, which had resulted in assaults on door staff refusing entry or removing people from the venue.
Mr Harbottle told the council: "I am very proud of what Chicago Rock means, it is a venue where slightly older people go to have a good time and we want to keep that."
"We are going to make it a safer, more attractive business for local people."