Wetherspoon Planning To Begin Development Work On New Venue In Waterford At End Of June; Hoping To Open It On December 14
British pub group JD Wetherspoon is planning to begin development work on a new venue in Waterford at the end of June, and is hoping to open it on December 14.
As reported by The Irish Examiner, Wetherspoon is investing €3.8 million in the new venue, which will be located on the site of a former bank and clothes on Arundel Street/Broad Street in Waterford that has been empty since December of 2014.
The new pub, which will be called The Arundel Gate, will reportedly be situated over two floors, feature two enclosed courtyard terraced garden areas and create 70 full- and part-time jobs when it opens.
Wetherspoon Chief Executive Statement
Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson reportedly said The Arundel Gate will be "a great asset" to Waterford.
The Irish Examiner quotes Huston as saying, "Hopefully our investment will act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in Waterford."
The news follows news from earlier this year that Wetherspoon is planning to open new venues in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford as part of a ramped-up Irish expansion plan, as well as news that Wetherspoon will invest £145 million in developing new pubs and upgrading existing pubs, creating 2,000 new jobs in the process.
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