Last week, The Hunts Post announced that the pub would be named The Harlequin, as chosen by readers. Now, HDC has approved its £2.3million investment a pub and 22-bedroom hotel for which it will renovate the former post office, sorting office and George Hall in George Street. A Wetherspoon spokesman said there was not yet a timescale for work to start or finish. The company has also applied to serve alcohol from 9am-midnight Sunday to Wednesday and 9am-1am Thursday to Saturday and for a late-night refreshment licence used for the sale of hot food or drink. It wants to be able to continue serving from 11pm-midnight Sunday to Wednesday and 11pm-1am Thursday to Saturday. The public can comment until Thursday, March 5.