Plans for new fine dining restaurant in Cleethorpes unveiled by local businesswoman
PLANS have been unveiled for a new fine dining restaurant in Cleethorpes.
Local businesswoman Florence Spall is hoping to convert part of a vacant flat on Cambridge Street into an upmarket restaurant aimed at local customers.
The diner will open next door to Florence's cafe Twiggies, which opened in November last year.
It will be behind Eco Systems, which will not be affected.
BLINDS & CURTAINS MADE 2 MEASURE WE COVER SCUNTHORPE & GRIMSBY...View details
Have a look at our website and view our fantastic new blinds! then you could book a free home visit were we show you more samples and help you choose your new blinds.www.grimsby-sunblinds.co.uk
Contact: 01472 809887
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Also included in her grand vision for the building, which currently contains three bedrooms, are two themed function rooms and a craft room.
Florence is hoping that – subject to obtaining planning permission for change of use for the building – the new restaurant and function rooms will be open to the public by early next year.
She said: "I am so excited. I just had this vision and I think it is going to be amazing for Cleethorpes. It will be unique and it will cater for local people as well as tourists."
Florence said the diner will be located on the ground floor and will serve a wide variety of quality dishes. It will create one full-time job.
She told the Telegraph the diner will be themed, possibly with decor and photographs from the era of the Second World War.
"It will be a plush setting with a lovely ambience – somewhere to relax and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the evening."
The two first-floor function rooms which are to be hired out for birthday parties and other celebrations, will also be themed – one in grand Victorian style, the other to reflect the fashions of the 1960s, and in particular the model Twiggy, after whom Florence named her cafe.
The first-floor craft room will provide a space for people to practise arts and crafts.
Florence also revealed she was in talks with Tony Kyle from the Grimsby and District Archive Club about holding small-scale theatre performances at the venue.
She said Twiggies would be open as normal while the renovation work was carried out.
Florence, who worked in a cafe on Freeman Street at the age of 15, added: "This has always been a dream for me.
"It has always stayed close to my heart and it is what I enjoy doing most."