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‘Fair and Square’ for Coppa Club

Friday, January 4, 2019 By Administrator Systems

Coppa Club, the all-day, free to all, no-membership club is due to open in Brighton during the Summer 2019.

Coppa Club have agreed a lease on almost 6,000 sq ft of restaurant space over two floors in Brighton Square to add to the growing reputation for quality hospitality in the city. The site will be attractive to everyone including local residents, students, tourists and business workers in the city, whether that be for breakfast, brunch, lunch or evening dining.

Coppa started in Sonning-on-Thames in Berkshire in 2015, with two London sites and another two venues outside of London in Maidenhead and Henley-on-Thames. Its newest club will open its doors in Brighton, to make six in total. It centres around creating a comfortable place to meet, dine and drink, providing unfussy European food and snacks, plus drinks ranging from cocktails to coffee.

The fit out will commence during the early part of 2019 and Phil Graves, letting agents of behalf of the Centurion Group, commented_ “this is the start of the regeneration of Brighton Square and it will link up with the new Hannington Lane extremely well. Coppa Club are an excellent operator and will provide something different to the hospitality scene for the city.”_

John Gripton from Coppa added, _“As a Brighton resident I have been keen to bring Coppa Club here since we launched our first venue. Brighton is such a vibrant city, with a great local community and I think our relaxed “make yourself at home” style will be well appreciated by my fellow Brightonians. Coppa Club is an open, inclusive space which offers something for everyone, from commuters and shoppers wanting to put their feet up, to workers needing somewhere to work or hold meetings, to those looking to unwind over drinks and dinner at the end of the day. I can’t wait for Coppa Club to come to Brighton and I think it will provide a great hub for the local community." _

The total investment into the new site will be in excess of £1.5m, creating some 50 full and part time jobs in the process. The site will also offer ‘al fresco’ dining within the Square itself and plans are being prepared to cover the area during any inclement weather.

Coppa Club have taken a long term lease on the site at a six figure annual rent.

Charles Draycott at Centurion commented, “Centurion is delighted that Coppa Club will be bringing their special brand of quality and style to Brighton Square. The two million pound investment will enhance the area and the South Lanes generally and will reflect the ongoing changes to the restaurant and retail sector. Thanks to Graves Jenkins for negotiating what at times was a very complicated transaction.”

This is another landmark restaurant transaction for Graves Jenkins who earlier in the year acquired the former Post Office in Ship Street for Caprice Holdings trading as ‘The Ivy Brasserie’ and numerous other restaurant and café sales and lettings throughout the city.

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