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Frankie & Benny's

One in 10 The Restaurant Group sites will not reopen after lockdown


The Restaurant Group (TRG), which owns chains including Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s, has said that one in 10 of its restaurants and pubs will not reopen this year.

Templars Square NewRiver

NewRiver collects 71% of July quarter rent


NewRiver has collected 71% of July quarterly rent.

Town Centre Securities Ducie House

Town Centre Securities collects 83% rent since March


Town Centre Securities has collected 83% of rent due since March 2020.

Block H_Arrival Square

Sheffield Council and Queensberry on the hunt for leisure occupiers for city centre scheme


Sheffield City Council and strategic development partner Queensberry are seeking new occupiers for an array of food and beverage, leisure and culture spaces across its Block H site in the Heart of City II scheme.

Pret a Manger 56 Oxford Street

Pret to close one in 10 stores


Pret A Manger could close as many as one in 10 stores across the UK as the company battles for survival.

Market Hall

Market Halls won’t reopen sites until social distancing measures eased


Food hall operator Market Halls has said it will not reopen its three sites until social distancing measures have eased as it looks to make redundancies.

Drive-in movie

New drive-in cinema to open in the Midlands


Drive-in cinema operator Nightflix is poised to open a new site today at Newark Showground in the Midlands. The company’s inaugural site in Colchester, Essex, commenced screenings on 19 June and topped the UK and Ireland cinema ticket sales chart last month.

Leisure features & opinions

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