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Brewers Quay reopening in time for Easter
BREWERS Quay will reopen in time for Easter with a restaurant, museum and an antiques shop.
Owners Brewers Quay Investments LLP have announced that the popular Weymouth venue will be open to the public on Thursday, March 28.
Businesses at the popular Weymouth tourist attraction will include an Italian restaurant, a military museum, a cafe and offices to the harbourside site.
There are also plans for 50 traders selling antiques, collectibles and vintage items from a 5,000 square foot shopping street.
Alastair Ross, a partner at Brewers Quay Investments LLP, said: “We are extremely pleased to advise that our plans for the immediate future of Brewers Quay are going well and we have the first phase of the Hope Square revitalisation opening for Easter.
“Il Porto, an Italian restaurant offering a fabulous range of traditional Italian dishes with a range of fresh fish daily, steaks and more traditional Italian favourites .
“The Antiques Emporium will also be opening on Thursday of next week with over 40 stalls and a wide range of antiques and collectables and an in-house cafe.
“There will a be a D day Museum opening shortly and also a new retail outlet adjacent to the main atrium.
The atrium is currently housing the Guinness world record largest jigsaw in the world and this is being beamed worldwide on www.worldslargestjigsaw,com over the next 3 to 4 weeks.
The former Victorian brewery has been closed since February 2011.
The reopening follows on from the success of pop-up bar Salt and shops in the building last year, which were open during the Olympic sailing events.
Mr Ross added: “There will be more announcements over the coming few weeks and Brewers Quay are pleased to be playing their part in re-energising Hope Square and ensuring that the Square will re-establish itself as the place to visit and eat in Weymouth.
“The car parks to the rear of the building ensure that everyone can easily access all these exciting venues.”
The partners are in discussion with Weymouth Museum Trust, and have pledged to offer it long-term security after its current lease expires in 2014, stating that it remains an 'integral part' of the development.
Brewers Quay was closed in 2011 to begin an ambitious renovation project worth £15million, which originally included a hotel, flats, a wet weather tourist attraction, shops and restaurants.
It was hoped the work would be completed in time for the Olympic sailing events, but the deadline was pushed back.