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Lark Lane is in Aigburth, Liverpool
Are there too many bars on Lark Lane?
Residents of a popular suburb of Liverpool are urging the city council to call time on the number of new bars being allowed to open in the area.
Lark Lane is a popular haunt for tens of thousands of visitors looking for refreshment - but locals there are already enough drinking haunts.
It has been a lively bohemian area for many years now, but as the small independent shops close they are replaced with cafes and bars. Some local residents think that there are now enough bars and restaurants in the South Liverpool suburb.
Sandra Warren, chairwoman of Lark Lane Residents explained her concerns to BBC Radio Merseyside's Jimmy McCracken.
The once quiet narrow street in Aigburth is now crammed with licensed premises but residents want the authorities to prevent any more from opening.
They say the bars have brought with them too many problems with anti-social behaviour and litter.
We asked some visitors to Lark Lane to see if they thought there were too many places to eat and drink.
The residents are also concerned that every time an empty shop becomes available, it's turned into a bar.
Paula Buckley-Poland, owner of the hairdressers House of Poland talks about what it is like to be a shop owner on Lark Lane.
What do you think? Is Lark Lane losing the bohemian feel that made it so popular? Have your say below.
last updated: 22/10/2008 at 10:28
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