Time Out Market

Time Out secures Market site in Waterloo

13 Dec 2018

Time Out has announced that it has finally secured a site for a London market, with an opening in Waterloo due in 2021.

Morris Greenberg

Delivery no longer a major consideration in property decisions

31 Oct 2018

CDG Leisure’s MD Morris Greenberg, spoke to MCA about how the growth in delivery has impacted property decisions, where operators are looking in terms of location, and the fact the market is witnessing a plethora of dessert bar openings.

Mark Sheehan

Why the institutions have an insatiable appetite for pubs

12 Sep 2018

Turmoil in the retail market and the UK pensions crisis have shifted institutional property investment to an alternative sector. Mark Sheehan, of Coffer Corporate Leisure, explains why the public house market is offering stability and how both investors and operators can capitalise


Give lease a chance

14 Jun 2018

Shaftesbury is known for its forward-thinking approach to leasing, which has helped maintain the West End as a dynamic place to eat out. Julia Wilkinson discusses this pioneering approach, food and drink trends across the portfolio, and the evolution of Chinatown into a diverse Pan Asian offer with Finn Scott-Delany


Signorelli and Figo join IQL development

07 Dec 2018

Italian restaurant Figo and East London bakery Signorelli have signed to International Quarter London (IQL) development in Stratford.

Giggling Squid food

Giggling Squid poised to take on former CAU site in Leamington Spa

07 Dec 2018

Giggling Squid has been granted a premise license for the former CAU site in Leamington Spa.

Richard Thomas

Weak pound could attract more Chinese operators to UK

04 Dec 2018

The weak pound could encourage more Chinese restaurant brands to open in the UK, following the example of Din Tai Fung and Haidilao, Fleurets director Richard Thomas has told MCA.


Distrkt appointed on “Borough Yards”

29 Nov 2018

Distrkt, the property consultancy company launched earlier this year, has been appointed to secure all of the F&B and leisure operators for the “Borough Yards” development.

Mackie Mayor

Mackie Mayor team lines up Macclesfield opening

28 Nov 2018

The team behind Altrincham’s Market House and Manchester’s Mackie Mayor food halls is set to open a third venue in the north west, in Macclesfield.

Richoux, Knightsbridge

Richoux to sell three sites

19 Nov 2018

Richoux has found buyers for its eponymous restaurant in Piccadilly, along with its Friendly Phil’s Braintree and Richoux Gloucester Road restaurants.

David Fisher

Cedar Dean Group launches investment and development property division

15 Nov 2018

Cedan Dean Group has launched an investment and development division, called Cedar Dean Investments.


Second extension for Intu takeover talks

14 Nov 2018

The board of Intu has approved another extension to the deadline for a firm takeover bid from a consortium led by its largest shareholder, John Whittaker, after describing “good progress being made”.

Dark Star

Dark Star signs new lease on brewery

13 Nov 2018

Dark Star Brewery, which was acquired by Fuller’s earlier this year has signed a new 10-year lease on its brewery in Partridge Green, Sussex.


Landsec Lounge concept to roll out

13 Nov 2018

Land Securities Group is planning to roll out its café-style communal space and is launching its own flexible office product.


KERB in line for Thomas Neal’s Warehouse

07 Nov 2018

KERB, the street food market operator, is in line to open a flagship site in London’s Seven Dials, MCA understands.

Wenlock & Essex sold to Shoreditch Bar Group

Barworks site sold to Shoreditch Bar Group

01 Nov 2018

Barworks has sold the leasehold of its Wenlock & Essex venue in Islington to Shoreditch Bar Group, for an undisclosed sum.

Final Nice Bars pub sold

01 Nov 2018

The third and final pub operated by Nice Bars Ltd has been sold to Tracy Bird – the former operator of the Newman Arms in Fitzrovia.


Substantial interest shown in Bierkeller estate

31 Oct 2018

Best bids are being sought for the six-strong Bierkeller portfolio, after substantial interest has been shown in individual and multiple sites.

28 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield

Nine Revolution Bar sites brought to market

29 Oct 2018

Fleurets is to market nine freehold investments that are currently let to Revolution Bars.

Fernandez and Wells

Fernandez & Wells leaves Soho blaming rent hikes

26 Oct 2018

Fernandez & Wells, the speciality coffee shop group, has vacated its debut site, in Lexington Street, Soho, blaming dramatic increases in rent.