Happerley England exit Lock29 but local businesses move in
Leisure and community destination backs local businesses, becomes dog friendly and extends opening hours
Happerley England is leaving Lock29 at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre 13 weeks after being a major part of the venue’s launch. The announcement was made on the Happerley England website.
However Lock29 has revealed a raft of local businesses are moving in to the leisure and community destination, which has also become dog friendly and announced extended opening hours.
In a statement Happerley England said they will exit Lock29 in “the next few days”. They say the decision “will allow Lock 29 to continue to operate and grow a cohesive mixed retail, community and entertainment offering in Banbury. It will enable Happerley to stay true to its core purpose to deliver and celebrate English food and drink provenance for all.”
Amongst the new Lock29 additions Roses of Bloxham will serve up its selection of crepes, homemade ice cream and other sweet treats, having previously been based outside the Castle Quay shopping centre.
Mr Souvlaki will share a passion for Greek food in a street food form called Souvlaki and Banbury local and combat sports afficionado Tony Tulloch will be swapping his boxing gloves for a chef’s apron to bring Jammin Pizza to Lock29.
Joining them is Foosian offering Pan-Asian street food and western classics.
Lock29 says it will be also extending its weekend opening hours, remaining open until 9pm Thursday to Saturday. It is also now welcoming well behaved dogs – a move they say has been requested since they launched.
Opening on August 29th this year, Lock29 occupies the site of the former BHS store. Happerley England were centre stage at the launch with the opening performed by Cotswold farmer and television presenter Adam Henson, who is a Happerley Advisory Board member.
Following the announcement of the changes Chris Catford, Manager at Lock29, said: “Lock29 came from a vision to breathe new life into the canal side and rethink a critical, abandoned space for the benefit of the community. The newest additions to our line-up perfectly capture the edgy and independent spirit of Lock29.
“By partnering with dynamic local businesses and entrepreneurs, we believe this will offer visitors something completely new by celebrating everything that makes Banbury such a unique place to live, work and play.”
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam