Loungers, the privately-owned group led by Alex Reilley, has secured a further two sites for its Cosy Club format in Cardiff and Salisbury.
The 21-strong group, which also operates the Lounge concept, yesterday exchanged contracts on a 7,300sq ft Cosy Club unit in St. David’s 2 shopping centre in Cardiff.
The site, which will be the group’s biggest unit to date, is almost exclusively at 1st floor level (6,700 sq ft) and is located above Hugo Boss in the scheme.
Loungers, which currently operates three cosy Clubs in Bath, Stamford and Taunton, expects to be on site in the summer with an opening date for the venue set for this autumn.
The group has also obtained planning consent and exchanged contracts on a 6,000 sq ft Cosy Club site in Salisbury. The site is located in a Grade II-Listed former arts college on the town’s New Street. An opening is scheduled for sometime towards the end of this summer.
The company is also finally set to get possession of the site it has had lined up in Exeter - the group exchanged contracts in December 2010 - in the next few months, with an opening likely towards the end of the year.
The site in the Devon city is a 4,500 sq ft ground floor space in a wing of a Grade II-Listed former hospital.
Cosy Club was developed by Loungers to go into market towns and to appeal to a more female audience,
The company will open its 22nd site next Wednesday and the latest under its lounge format in Westbourne, Bournemouth.
The new site is called Circo Lounge & is its second opening in Bournemouth this year and its third overall in the town.
Located on Poole Rd the site was previously a newsagents with living accommodation to the rear, which has been refurbished and extended to create an 80-cover internal trading area with a 50-cover terrace to the rear.
This will be followed by the opening of Modelo Lounge in Hove, which should open in late-April, and Verdo Lounge in Wylde Green, Birmingham, which should open in late-May.
The group remains on target to be operating 28 sites by the end of 2012.