AFTER recently celebrating the restaurant's first anniversary, Enrique's School for to Bullfighting owner Scott Taylor has applied to open an adjoining 'speakeasy' bar.
The Highgate restaurant had been advertised as a pop-up bar.
But Mr Taylor said it was now a more permanent establishment.
Mr Taylor, who also owns the Beaufort Street Merchant next door, said he was planning to knock down the wall between Enrique’s and The Merchant.
‘The expansion will still happen but Enrique’s is no longer a pop-up,’ Mr Taylor said.
He said that if its liquor licence was approved, the small speakeasy bar would open between March and September next year.
‘There are very few quiet places to go and have a drink late at night,’ Mr Taylor said.
‘The room will only fit 25 people and it will just be for locals and our supporters.’
‘We are aiming for it to stay open until 2am, but we will start with 1am.’
Mr Taylor said the application had received some positive feedback from the community and the City of Vincent.
‘It will still have to go through the council,’ he said.
‘We welcome criticism actually.
‘We want what’s best for the community.’