A new restaurant will be opening at the Old Fire Station on Tottenham Green, run by the experienced restaurateurs behind Bethnal Green’s successful Bistrotheque and led by Tottenham-resident Pablo Flack.
Bistrotheque will take on the premise’s lease in March 2018 and plan to open in May after a rebrand of the building. The restaurant, yet to be named, aims to have an accessible menu with a broad appeal. Pablo is an experienced restaurateur, with Bistrotheque having been open for over 13 years.
The new restaurant will take on the responsibility for repaying the existing loan of £210k provided to the premise’s current occupiers, Chicken Town, from Haringey Council’s Opportunity Investment Fund. Under the terms of the loan agreement the new operator will continue to deliver new jobs and training to local residents.
Chicken Town will remain open until 23 December and all existing staff who want to move across to the new business will start working with the Bistrotheque group from January 2018. The new operator will also continue with Chicken Town’s community programmes including working with local schools to promote healthy eating.
Cllr Joe Goldberg, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Social Inclusion and Sustainability said:
“We’re always happy to work alongside local partners and to explore innovative ideas that can make a real difference to the borough. In the past two years, Chicken Town has made a big contribution to Tottenham, offering jobs and training to local people. It has also encouraged the community to eat more healthily including working with local schoolchildren to grow their own vegetables on school premises.
“It’s great news that all existing staff can move over to the new restaurant which will be a welcome new addition to the area. We look forward to the new look premises opening in the spring.
“We are fully committed to supporting Tottenham’s economy and helping local businesses and start-ups to grow and create jobs. Our Opportunity Investment Fund has supported more than 10 local businesses to thrive – from food manufacturers and local breweries through to a climbing centre and a high end industrial knitting company.”
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