The Barracuda pub chain are set to make Ely their next home. The successful pub chain will open on the former Cutlacks site, Market Street. The pub promises cheap drinks and food for locals and tourists of the city.
There is concern that the chainâ€™s cheap prices will take trade away from existing public houses. There is also worry that cheap drinks will lead to more alcohol-related problems for the area.
Local resident Lee Smith, 22, of St Maryâ€™s Street, said that the youth gang problem stemmed from boredom not alcohol. He said: â€œThe young blokes walking around at night are doing that because theyâ€™re too young for pubs and thereâ€™s nothing else for them to do here.
â€œDrink prices or opening hours cannot be allowed to regulate a personâ€™s behaviour â€“ they have to take that responsibility themselves.â€?
The Barracuda pub is set to open in May.