Arc Inspirations, a 13 outlet chain of bars, quick service restaurants and clubs in Yorkshire, is investing £350,000 in a facelift for its Zed Bar in Leeds.
The bar is expected to be closed from August 17, and will reopen in September rebranded under the name Kith & Kin.
Arc Inspirations was created in 1999 by Martin Wolstencroft and Chris Ure and opened its first bar, The Arc in Headlingley, Leeds, in 2000.
The company has averaged almost one new outlet per year since, taking the tally today to 13 including Zed and the Hub in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, and Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate.
Speaking to regional business website The Business Desk, Martin Wolstencroft, managing director at Arc Inspirations said: ‘We have thought long and hard about the revamp of Zed – it was one of the first bars we opened outside of Headingley and plays an important role in our history and heritage.
“We also have a lot of loyal customers in Chapel Allerton and our existing team are really passionate about the quality of service that we offer.
“That said, we have worked hard with our architects and designers to create something totally new and unique to the area, whilst ensuring Kith & Kin will offer a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, offering exceptional food and drinks.”