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Second phase of Chester Dining Quarter gets green light

Cheshire & Warrington News


Chester’s restaurant revolution continues apace as the second phase of the city’s dining quarter now has approval.
Planning consent is in place for five new restaurants within Grosvenor Shopping Centre opposite the first phase of the Pepper Street dining quarter which features South American restaurant Las Iguanas, Opera Grill steak house, American-themed Coast to Coast and Mexican eaterie Chimichanga.
Computer generated pictures show images featuring names and logos which bear more than a passing resemblance to those of Jamie Oliver, Wagamama and Côte Brasserie but which are spelled differently. The actual potential operators are as yet unknown.
But the scheme must be progressing fast because licensing applications have just been lodged with Cheshire West and Chester Council that would allow the supply of alcohol, music and late night refreshment.
A marketing document promoting the scheme by shopping centre owners HIG Chester Property Sarl and Bride Hall Real Estate Partners says: “Pepper Street is already well established as Chester’s most popular dining quarter, home to a host of great quality restaurant and bar operators.
“The development site itself forms part of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre and sits directly opposite the brand new £8m redevelopment of the former Habitat building (phase1).” Read more

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