Dakota Hotel at Eurocentral has been put up for sales. Property agents Jones Lang Lasalle have not set a price but are inviting offers. The hotel was originally owned by Ken McCulloch and racing driver David Couthard but it is not owned by a syndicate of investors. The property, which also includes an empty two-storey [...]
Alan Creevy, of CDLH Leisure & Hospitality Surveyors www.cdlh.co.uk recognised experts in the Hospitality property sector, looks back on 2011 with some surprising revelations on the popularity and growth of Glasgow’s buoyant restaurant sector. Alan Creevy commented, “There is no doubt that the doom and gloom merchants were out in force in 2011. Realistically, there [...]
Di Maggio’s footprint in Scotland is a lot bigger now that Amarone in Edinburgh is serving up a slice of Italy in a former bank on Edinburgh’s St Andrews Square. The 215-cover bar/restaurant is vast in size, and dwarfs its sister restaurant in Glasgow. What also sets Edinburgh apart is its corner position and the [...]
Jolly’s Hotel in Broughty Ferry, one of the town’s favourite venues, is now up for sale having gone into administration last month. The hotel which was owned and run by John Adams, and latterly his son, Derek, has been for sale for a while, with Wetherspoons one of the interested parties. But having falling into [...]
One of Glasgow’s most colourful Asian businessmen, Sohan Singh, has now officially taken over as the owner of The Lorne Hotel and Bukharah restaurant. He bought the hotel in May after the previous owner Archie Shariff ran into financial difficulties. Singh also owns the Bombay Blues Indian restaurant and The Artto Hotel in Hope Street.
Jamie Oliver has chosen a location for his new Edinburgh restaurant. It appears it will be situated in the Assembly Room building in George Street. It’s not the first time that a ‘Jamie’s Italian’, has been located in a Grade A listed building, his Cambridge restaurant is also in a listed building. Edinburgh councillors believe [...]
One restaurant group that is getting support from its bank is Di Maggio’s. The Clydesdale Bank has agreed a £15 million funding package for the group’s property arm to help fund its expansion. The group is owned and operated by Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta. This month alone Gizzi and Conetta have opened two new [...]
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