Tapas Revolution have been announced as a new tenant for the forthcoming, we hope Northgate development- the first phase of which will consist of restaurants in the former library building.
Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy has taken a 3,000 sqft unit next to the entrance of the new food hall and market. The restaurant will also face onto the development’s new public square opposite Hunter’s Walk – the arcade from Northgate Street that is to be created from the old library building.
Tapas Revolution was founded in 2010 and has restaurants in Westfield London. Shoreditch, London; Bluewater, Kent; Grand Central, Birmingham; Meadowhall, Sheffield; Eldon Square, Newcastle; and Southgate, Bath. Allibhoy has also written two best selling Spanish cookbooks.
Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure said: “The Tapas Revolution mission is to put Tapas on the map in the UK and we’re delighted that a culinary entrepreneur of the quality of Omar Allibhoy has chosen Chester to expand his business.
“This latest letting to Tapas Revolution follows the signing of Cosy Club for a 5,000 sqft restaurant in Hunter’s Walk fronting onto Northgate Street, Town Hall Square. There are agreements to lease two of the other restaurant units in Phase 1 of the development that are currently in solicitors hands.We are also in discussions with catering operators interested in taking the remaining units.”
Cosy Club recently confirmed on social media that the opening was on the cards but no date was yet fixed.
Shadow Cabinet Member, Communities and Wellbeing, Councillor Stuart Parker said: “I’d also like to offer an official bienvenido to Tapas Revolution. This new restaurant will complement both Picturehouse and Storyhouse and it’s a further demonstration of how Chester Northgate is attracting new businesses to Chester.”
The next stage of the Northgate development will be a public inquiry on the 7th Feb at the Riverside Innovation Centre. The inquiry will consider a Compulsory Purchase Order from the council to buy up 70 properties/areas of land required for construction as well as the application to move the market. An investment partner for the second stage of the Northgate project has yet to be announced.