New Italian restaurant ‘Casa Nostra’ to set up shop inside of former Wigston travel agents

Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 23 September 2022

A NEW Italian restaurant is in the process of opening inside of Wigston’s former Thomas Cook travel agents, which has sat empty for a number of years.

Wigston’s former branch of Thomas Cook (Image: Mason Moore)

A blue premises licence application has been placed on the front windows of Leicester Road’s former Thomas Cook unit, whilst contractors are carrying out interior works.

The licence, which has been sought of by Gemma Broad of SG Kaya Limited, is for new Italian restaurant ‘Casa Nostra’ to serve up alcohol and play recorded music on-site.

Ms. Broad is the company director for SG Kaya, who already own an existing Casa Nostra restaurant over in nearby Market Harborough, a half an hour drive away.

If approved, it would serve up alcoholic beverages on-site daily on both weekdays and the weekends from 11.30am to 11pm. As well as this, recorded music would be played inside during these same operating times.

At the time of publication (23 September), Casa Nostra bosses have not yet revealed to their customers or social media followers that the new site is being set up.

The application was received on 2 September. According to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council (OWBC), representations must be received within 28 days of the application, meaning there are around seven days left days to do so (30 September).

These representations have to be made in writing to the Borough Council at:

The Licensing Authority, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR, or by emailing them on

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application. The maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the office is £5,000.

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