Why Cactus Jacks Salisbury had to close for good

AFTER more than 20 years in Salisbury, Cactus Jacks closed for the last time on Saturday.


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Now, the owner has revealed why it was time for one of the city’s most-loved restaurants to close.

Director of Cactus Jacks, Joanna Kings, said that she had been at the restaurant for 22 years, so “it was time for a change”.

With the restaurant closed, Joanna would like to start fostering children as a career, which she has been interested in for many years.

She said that when the site’s landlords – Joseph and Ann Henry, who also own Fisherton Warehouse next door – applied for planning permission for the building, it was “the right time for me to pursue a fostering career”.

The planning permission involves extending Fisherton Warehouse, at 71-73 Fisherton Street next door, into the old Cactus Jacks restaurant.

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The planning application also includes converting the first floor showroom into four flats, and for the beer garden to change to private landscaped communal gardens.​

A consultation process is underway and will run until April 20. To view the plans in full, click here.

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