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Hospitality leaders create new food and beverage venture for the North East

Hospitality leaders create new food and beverage venture for the North East

Plans have been unveiled for a major development at one of the North East’s flagship leisure sites, thanks to a new partnership between two hospitality leaders. PAGH Ventures has been set up by Gary Hutchinson, founder of Chrysalis Leisure Group and Piers Adam, chairman of the internationally renowned Mahiki Group, which has sites across the

Bespoke kitchen build on the cards for Odeon as it pursues at-seat dining model

Cinema chain Odeon has confirmed plans to open an exclusive at-seat dining service complete with a bespoke kitchen at a £400m development taking shape at Islington Square. The venture, called ‘The Lounge by Odeon’, will open at the end of next year when the curtain is lifted on a 22,000 sq ft six-screen cinema complex.

Merger of national leisure chains hits regulatory hurdle

A proposed merger between two national ten-pin bowling chains has been put on hold following concerns that it might breach anti-competition laws. According to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), The Original Bowling Company Ltd’s acquisition of Bowlplex may result in a “substantial” lessening of competition. Its concerns focus on six local areas where the

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