Bottelinos for Yate Shopping Centre's North Parade
Well known and highly rated regional Italian restaurant operator, Bottelinos, has submitted a planning application to open a new outlet in Yate Shopping Centre’s North Parade.
The application seeks permission for a change of use of the four separate self-contained units which were previously occupied by Lloyds Bank, Hobbs House Bakery, D T B’s Stationers and St Peter’s Hospice into a single unit. The units have been vacant for some time. The application also seeks some exterior alterations to fit the new use.
The restaurant will have a gross internal floor area of approximately 470square metres and will cater for up to 160 covers with the bar area allowing approximately a further 100 customers.
Andrew Lowrey, Shopping Centre Manager, commenting on this latest new high profile tenant, said: “Bottelinos is a highly rated and well known local restaurant chain. Attracting them to Yate is a real coup and another important addition to our portfolio. At the recent public consultation for the cinema proposals, the public said they wanted to see a greater variety of eateries, especially an Italian restaurant with a family bias.
“We investigated all the options for future use of the units but there was no interest from any retail operators. Bottelinos will enhance North Parade and give the centre a vibrant frontage that will contribute to its image from Station Road.”
There will be a mix of employment opportunities with up to 12 full time and 16 part time jobs being created when the restaurant opens in December this year.
The premises will be open to customers from 11.00am to 10.30pm, seven days a week, with staff on-site 30 minutes at the beginning and end of each day.
Bottelinos, a successful Italian chain of restaurants, was awarded the 2012 Independent Italian Restaurant Chain of the Year in the Pizza, Past and Italian Food Association Industry Awards. It has outlets in Bedminster, Emersons Green, Portishead, and Swindon.