Restaurant chain Burger and Lobster has reportedly backed out of plans to open its first Scottish outlet in Aberdeen.
The Marischal Square development will house seven restaurants and café bars across 28,000 square feet of ground floor space when it opens in 2017.
Burger & Lobster had been lined up as one of the anchor tenants, with Aberdeen City Council announcing in September 2015 that the chain had “agreed” to take restaurant space at the site.
However, it emerged today that the group now has no plans to occupy a unit. “Things are on hold for the moment in Aberdeen so it’s not happening in the immediate future,” a spokesperson told local press.
BBC reports claim that Burger & Lobster is now exploring opportunities that have arisen in America, which are deemed a higher priority.
The Marischal Square complex is being developed at a cost of £107m. The only other restaurant group formally confirmed to be opening a venue on the site is All Bar One, which will be establishing its first presence in Aberdeen.