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Spanish bar that attracts The Only Way is Essex stars set to open in Woodford Green

10:47 01 July 2014

plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

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A Marbella nightspot that has featured in hit TV show The Only Way is Essex is set to “invade” Woodford Green.

Plans for the interior of La Sala, Woodford GreenPlans for the interior of La Sala, Woodford Green

A spokesman for the company said that it hopes to attract its celebrity following to the venue in Chigwell Road, which will host live entertainment on a nightly basis.

But the arrival of La Sala to the suburb has been described as “completely inappropriate” by the leader of the Redbridge Council’s Conservative Party, Cllr Paul Canal.

On its website La Sala describes the opening of the venue in the former White Hart pub as its “English invasion”.

In 2010 Deuces Lounge and Bar, owned by The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Mark Wright opened on the site. It closed after complaints led to its licencing hours being slashed and has been empty for several years.

Plans for the interior of La Sala, Woodford GreenPlans for the interior of La Sala, Woodford Green

“Woodford Bridge was blighted by TOWIE’s Deuces nightclub four years ago,” said Cllr Canal.

“Resident’s lives were ruined by street fights, fire bombings and serious assaults. Calm descended when the hours were cut back to 11pm, and that is when any planned venue for the White Hart should close.”

The restaurant, which has received financial backing from footballers including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, David Bentley and Stephern Carr, is the first the brand will open outside of Spain.

A spokesman said the company was hoping to secure permission to open until between 12.30am and 1.30am.

Plans for the interior of La Sala, Woodford GreenPlans for the interior of La Sala, Woodford Green

La Sala describes its venues as offering “the utimate social and dining experience, day and night”.

It has invited the stars of TOWIE to attend its launch party tweeting “we hope they will be (there) when we launch this September”.

Cllr Canal said: “This is not the right place for the TOWIE set to party until the small hours. I will stand shoulder to shoulder with my residents to oppose this application. It’s the wrong club, in the wrong location and a cannot be allowed to proceed.”

Cllr Canal has invited residents to contact him on paul.canal@redbridge.gov.uk or call him on 020 8708 2240.

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