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Din Tai Fung chain signs for UK debut restaurant space


Taiwanese dim sum restaurant chain Din Tai Fung will make its UK debut in London’s Covent Garden later this year, with a 200-cover restaurant.

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Junkyard Golf set to open in Liverpool


Junkyard Golf Club will open its fifth venue in the UK at Grosvenor Europe’s Liverpool One.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Potential CVA for GBK


High street restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen is reported to have appointed Deloitte as a restructuring adviser, as it eyes a potential company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and closures.

Costa Coca Cola

Coca-Cola pledges to expand Costa in restaurant and leisure sectors after £3.9bn acquisition


Whitbread has agreed to sell Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola in a deal worth £3.9bn that will give the American company 2,400 UK coffee shops.

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New Japanese-Indian fusion restaurant to open on Greek Street


Japanese-Indian fusion restaurant Gamma Gamma has signed for a 1,722 sq ft space on London’s Greek Street in Soho for its debut restaurant.

Kings Cross Argent Theatre

Green light for theatre-anchored Kings Cross office scheme


A 600-seat theatre is set to anchor the newest scheme for the Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) after Camden Council approved plans for a 355,000 sq ft development adjacent to Coal Drops Yard.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games athletes village

1,400 new homes proposed in Birmingham Commonwealth Games plans


Birmingham City Council has unveiled its masterplan for the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletes village including plans to convert the site into a scheme comprising social housing, for sale and private rental homes and a retirement village after the games.

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