London Cocktails Club (LCC) is to make its debut in a major regional city, after securing a site in Bristol, MCA has learnt.
The group, which is led by JJ Goodman, is understood to have secured a site at 37 Triangle West in the city that was previously the Manos Liquor Bar. The site, which will open later this year, covers 2,000sq ft across ground, first and second floor levels and benefits from a late license until 2am.
LCC, which is backed by restaurateur and chef, Raymond Blanc, and Dragons Den judge, Sarah Willingham, already has nine sites across the capital, plus the Keystones Cocktail Club in Goodman’s hometown of Worcester.
Goodman told MCA at the end of last year that the company was lining up two more sites for the early part of 2017, including one outside London, before considering new finance options such as private equity backing.
He said: “We’ll complete the next two sites and we’re reviewing all our options. Barclays have been fantastic so far. Of course venture capital is starting to be discussed. The model’s clearly working so there’s fire in our eyes.”
Shelley Sandzer, which has worked with London Cocktail Club on several locations, is believed to have acted on the Bristol deal.