Blackburn Restaurant On The Menu

Budding restaurateurs are showing an increasing appetite in a Blackburn town centre landmark site.

The former Papa Luigi’s Italian bistro, situated on the ground floor of what used to be the Apollo Cinema on King William Street, is on the market with property company Hurstwood.

In recent weeks there has been renewed interest in the restaurant, according to Mark Carling, Head of Commercial Sales and Lettings at Hurstwood: “We have already received a number of tentative enquiries and we are keen to turn the interest into something more concrete, as we know it is an important town centre site.

“We are at an early stage of the process with several potential operators and it is far too early to start naming names.

“However, the premises are fully fitted with ovens, kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, and even table cloths and cutlery which means the restaurant could be up and running in a matter of days.

“It represents a fantastic opportunity fro restaurateurs who may be looking to expand, or even those just getting started. It’s in a prime location and there is a great opportunity for a new eatery now Papa Luigi’s has closed.”

Hurstwood has appointed commercial agents Taylor Weaver and Trevor Dawson to market the property.

Caroline James, Senior Partner at Trevor Dawson, said: “This is a rare opportunity within a landmark building in the town centre, which is undergoing a substantial transformation, including the £66 million redevelopment of the central shopping area, relocation of the market and the multi-million pound transformation of Blackburn College.

The property will provide an excellent restaurant facility in the heart of the speciality retailing and office district of the town.”