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        SOCIAL DARTS VENUE FLIGHT CLUB                                         RESTAURANT 1890 LAUNCHES
                                                                               The restaurant has opened at  The Savoy,
                                                                               London, and offers an intimate  and elevated
        Thackeray Group, the real estate investment,                           experience, serving only 26 guests at any one
        development  and  asset  management                                    time. Gordon Ramsay says that the luxurious
        company owned by  Antony  Alberti and                                  menu is his homage  to the culinary titan
        Brett  Palos,  has  signed  a  new lease  with                         *HRUJHV  $XJXVWH  (VFRIÀHU  ZKR  MRLQHG  7KH
        Flight Club to open a Social Darts venue                               Savoy in 1890.
        in Cardiff.
          Flight Club has signed a 25-year lease for
        16,327sq ft of  space, including a  4,000sq                            TOYS ‘R’ US MAKES ITS RETURN
        ft panoramic roof terrace, at 3-4 St Mary                              The much-loved and iconic toy brand is set to
        Street. Flight Club Cardiff will  be the                               return to the British high street within months
        company’s 10th venue in the UK and its                                 following a deal signed with bosses to bring the
        largest outside London.                                                EUDQG EDFN WR 8.  7KH PRYH FRPHV DV WKH ÀUP KDV
          Flight Club’s supercharged  version of                               signed a new ‘long-term’ licensing agreement which
        the traditional game involves a series of                              allows it to offer its goods to UK-based customers.
        multiplayer games using unique patented
        dart tracking technology designed by Flight
        Club’s very own astrophysicist with up to                              JOLLIBEE OPENS IN SCOTLAND
        12 people playing at once.                                             A long line of excited people formed on
                                                                               Princes Street, despite the snow, waiting for the
                                                                               international Filipino restaurant chain, Jollibee, to
        HEART OF LONDON BUSINESS ALLI-                                         open its doors in Edinburgh. This opening marks
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                                                                               large-scale European expansion plan.

        Heart of London Business Alliance (HOLBA),   Circus. The Arts Quarter is anticipated to
        the  Business  Improvement  District (BID)   bring forward around £1bn of investment as   ROTI KING TO ADD NEW UNIT
        that represents one of the most culturally   development opportunities come forward.  The company has announced it is set to open
        rich areas in the world, has unveiled its   HOLBA also proposes the transformation   its second restaurant in Circus West Village, the
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        programme of activity to help the West End   welcome for visitors as they arrive on   Power Station. The Malaysian restaurant has
        recover and thrive from the pandemic as a   Piccadilly, and to turn Charing Cross Road   operated from its original Euston site for the
        global cultural and commercial powerhouse.  into a tree-lined boulevard to accommodate   last eight years serving authentic roti canai.
          The  centrepiece  of  the  BID’s  business   the estimated 80 per cent increase in people
        plan – West End 2027 – is its placeshaping   arriving to the area via the Elizabeth Line. St
        strategy, which includes  over 40 potential   Martin’s Lane and Sackville Street will also   EVANS OPENS UP NEW SHOP
        SURMHFWV   ZLWK  ÀYH  LPPHGLDWH  SULRULW\   EH  WUDQVIRUPHG  WR  UHÁHFW  WKH  TXDOLW\  RI   Evans Cycles, the UK’s leading specialist bike
        projects, all designed to preserve and   businesses in the area.       shop, has announced that it will open a brand
        enhance the unique character of the central   Ros  Morgan, Chief Executive, Heart of   new store in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
        London area.                       London  Business Alliance,  said: “Central   Covering  17,554sq  ft, the  UK’s  biggest  bike
          The  public realm schemes  will include   London is renowned for being the   shop will stock over 400 bikes covering road,
        the creation of a new Arts Quarter in the   commercial and  cultural heartland of the   MTB  hybrid, electric and  kids  bikes. Clothing
        network of small streets behind the National   UK and our purpose is to protect and   and accessories are also available at the store.
        Gallery,  Leicester  Square,  and  Piccadilly   promote it on behalf of our members.”

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