PUBLISHED: 10:50 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:14 02 April 2019 Some of the empty restaurants in Norwich. Photos: Lauren Cope and Denise Bradley Archant Norwich has seen several restaurant closures in the last few years - but which former eateries are still shut today? And are there plans afoot? The former Carluccio's in Norwich city centre, which will become a Mercedes Benz pop-up shop in April. Photo: Lauren Cope• Carluccio’sThe Norwich branch of the Italian chain closed just before Christmas, as part of a wider restructuring of the company. It was one of 30 which were at risk. While a long-term plan for the unit is yet to be announced, signs in the windows say it will be used as a Mercedes Benz pop-up shop opening this month.• Jamie’s ItalianJamie's Italian at the Royal Arcade which is closing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYEarly this year, the Norwich branch of the restaurant announced it would be closing “with much regret”, after the landowner found … [Read more...] about Norwich’s empty restaurants
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Another former Mitchells of Lancaster pub has shut down. 1725 Tapas Bar, in Market Square, announced it had ceased trading on January 22. Mitchells of Lancaster went into administration in December 2018.1725 said on its Facebook page: “We are sorry to announce that 1725 has ceased trading as of today, 22nd January. “We would like to thank all of our loyal customers and friends for their support over the years, and we wish you all the best for the future.”Steven Muncaster and Sarah Bell of Duff & Phelps Ltd were appointed joint administrators on Wednesday December 12.Fibbers, in Marketgate, is understood to have closed down earlier this month.Mitchells owned 1725, Fibbers and The Water Witch in Lancaster, The Duke of Rothesay and The Old Hall in Heysham, Royal Hotel in Bolton-le-Sands, William Mitchell in Morecambe, The Bobbin, The Station Hotel, restaurant and bar, The Tithe Barn in Garstang, and six further pubs in York and Leeds, as well as York Brewery, which … [Read more...] about Lancaster pub and restaurant announces closure
This is where Parisians come to unwind after a stressful week, indulge in freshly-caught seafood and breathe some less-polluted sea breeze for a few hours. New Yorkers go to the Hamptons, Londoners have Hastings, and Parisians slip away to Deauville; a classy and timeless seaside resort town located 200 km to the West on the coast of the English Channel. Host of the yearly American Film Festival since 1975, Deauvilles’ close ties with Hollywood are somewhat... quirky. Every Autumn, its 3000 inhabitants see international celebrities flocking from all over the world to attend the event. The Festival makes it a particularly interesting time to schedule a visit, but the experience would be very far from the regular, peaceful ambiance. Where do these A-listers stay, you wonder. Well, there are only two places they can enjoy a luxury accommodation experience: Le Normandy, and nearby, Le Royal Hotel. The two institutions belong to the Barrière Group, a renowned family entertainment … [Read more...] about The Deauville experience
By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 From bookstores to bridal gowns to top-shelf beef, the Woodward Avenue corridor in southeast Oakland County is booming with new businesses. Royal Oak Meals from scratch delivered directly to your home have been the hallmark of the Golden State Chef Company for four years but, in November, private chef Ryan Klink opened a storefront at 112 Catalpa in the former site of Gangnam Chicken. Now, diners seeking home cooking have the option to grab the prepackaged meals directly from the store’s cooler and head home. Or they may eat there in the small dining area that seats 20. Klink said he will warm the meal up, plate it and add extra garnishes to give it that home-cooked touch. “These are elaborate dishes,” he said, of the meals that include ginger basil turkey meatballs or red curry coconut soup. “It’s without the hassle of waiting at a restaurant … [Read more...] about Restaurants, shops coming, going and moving in Oakland County
WELSH national Marc Sutton was fatally shot in the French Alps during a hunt on October 13, 2018. Here’s what we know about the 34-year-old so far and how he tragically died. Who was Marc Sutton and what was his restaurant called? Marc Sutton was a 34-year-old British mountain biker. He ran a small restaurant called Wild Beets with his girlfriend in the ski resort of Les Gets, near Morzine. The renowned outdoorsman, originally from Caerphilly, South Wales, was also a keen snowboarder. How did he die? Marc was fatally shot at around 6.50pm on Saturday, October 13 2018 as he rode through thick woodland near the ski resort of Montriond. According to a local source, he died instantly from a single gunshot wound. The bullet was fired by a 22-year-old man taking part in a group hunt with at least 17 others. It is said the shooter went into “deep shock” when he realised what he had done. The hunter, who has a gun licence, was taken to hospital “in pieces” and was … [Read more...] about Who was Marc Sutton, how did he die and what is the name of his restaurant in the French town of Les Gets?