A Preston cocktail bar is preparing to reopen at the end of March.Advertisement
Fives – in Guildhall Street – was taken over by Simon Rigby in November.
The multi-millionaire, who also owns and operates Preston Guild Hall, secured the building after coming to deal with its previous owner Edgar Wallace.
Mr Rigby has now leased the bar to London-based operator Shaun Patchett who runs Hudson’s House – an upmarket bar in Soho.
The refurbished Fives will open on Friday 31 March and has seen a major revamp.
Mr Rigby said: “I am pleased we’ve found a serious London operator to take a long lease on Fives.
“London operators are looking for the next city, and especially one that’s on the up, so Shaun choosing Preston can only be good for the city.”
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The deal for Fives means Mr Rigby is focusing efforts on creating one casino in the city, as Edgar Wallace had been pursuing plans to convert Fives into one.
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