A HUDDERSFIELD Indian restaurateur is planning to open a new venue – as another curry house closes its doors.
Aurangzab Khan, who owns the Kabana on Trinity Street, plans to open a second business at the site of the former Lodge’s supermarket in Marsh.
But one of the town’s best-known Indian restaurants – the Shabab on New Street, Huddersfield, – has stopped trading this week.
Mr Khan, known as Biloo, said he hoped to set up a new business on the site of the former Lodge’s supermarket on Westbourne Road in Marsh.
The Birkby 45-year-old told the Examiner: “We’ve been on the same spot in Trinity Street since 1988. At first it was a very small place and we just had the takeaway for 18 years.
“Then I opened a little diner which has had a very good response. It’s getting busy now and we don’t have parking spaces.
“The unit in Marsh is quite big and has a lot of parking spaces, which I think will be better for our customers who have families.”
Mr Khan hopes a new restaurant at the Lodge’s site would have room for more than 150 diners – significantly more than the Kabana on Trinity Street, which has a capacity of 50.
The businessman added that his proposal could generate jobs.
“If it takes off we will be having at least eight or nine people in the kitchen and 10 to 12 waiters,” he said.
Public consultation on the plan runs until July 28, with a decision due after that date.