Press release for Neptune Developments
The Marine Point development in New Brighton is gearing up for a busy festive period with a number of exciting new retail and leisure outlets set to open this December.
The eight screen all-digital Light Cinema will be open for business on December 2, and will be swiftly followed by Brooklyn’s – a new American-style family restaurant – Starbucks, Merseyside based retailer Home Bargains and boutique ice cream and coffee bar Caffe Cream.
Neptune, the developers behind the £60million waterfront complex, has already welcomed a Morrisons superstore and Travelodge hotel, both of which have reported a very successful opening trade period.
Daniel Hynd, Neptune’s Property Director, added: “We are delighted that so many new outlets are opening at the Marine Point development in time for Christmas. The cinema, restaurant, coffee bars and shops will significantly enhance the mix on offer for people of all ages. They are all exciting new brands and a perfect fit for Marine Point and wider New Brighton.
“This is a busy time for the Marine Point development, with Morrisons and the Travelodge hotel having just opened with huge success, and the fit out having just started on the £6million Grosvenor Casino.
“Neptune’s waterfront development has been carefully designed to revitalise the resort in a way that creates the basis for sustained success. We are currently talking to a number of other major restaurant, coffee bar and retail brands, and hope to have even more positive news in the New Year.
“We have invested millions of pounds so far in developing Marine Point and are committed to bringing revenue and footfall into the area, enriching the local economy and giving people a premier centre for leisure and shopping. The scheme has already generated hundreds of jobs and this figure is increasing rapidly with each new opening. The development will continue to create more jobs for local people when the casino and other operations sign up to the scheme in the New Year.”
Brooklyn’s is the first of what owner and American-born restaurateur Keith Gurney hopes will grow into a mainstream brand in the North West. The restaurant is investing £800,000 and creating 40 new jobs at the seafront development, which will open in December overlooking the Marine.
Mr Gurney said: “Neptune has revitalised New Brighton waterfront, transforming it into a first class leisure and retail attraction for all ages. My hopes are that Brooklyn’s will become New Brighton’s number one family friendly restaurant as well as a great place for couples and groups of adults.
“We aim to offer something for everyone by fusing the best of American culture, beloved classics like fish and chips and outstanding local produce. The unit we have chosen has a fantastic backdrop across the Marine Lake to Fort Perch Rock and the Lighthouse. People can come for a bite to eat from our lunch menu or just a tea or coffee and a snack throughout the day. People can also come and enjoy a meal or a drink before they go to the cinema, theatre, casino or bowling. We’ll also be running special promotions including Kids Eat Free and of course, we’ll be launching our Christmas Menu over the next couple of weeks.”
Caffe Cream at New Brighton meanwhile is a unique and innovative coffee and ice cream bar from the owners behind the popular Wirral chain Cappucinos. Up to 15 new jobs will be created at the outlet, which will offer hand crafted coffees as well as delicious ice cream made on site.
The Light Cinema will be officially launched on Wednesday December 7 with a glittering black tie charity event in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The cinema has a range of top films lined up for the festive period including Happy Feet Two, Puss In Boots, Sherlock Holmes 2 and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.