New owners of ‘awful looking’ Newport nightclub plan to spruce it up

Written on August 9, 2021

Central Square, in Newport, changed hands last month, with Ross Biagini departing after 25 years and handing over to Thomas Haigh and Abdu Ozcan.

Newport Town Council member Thomas Janke told colleagues he had spoken to the new owners who agreed the 1960s-built venue was “totally out of keeping with the rest of the town”.

He was speaking during a discussion about potential Telford and Wrekin “Pride in Our High Street” funding.

Agenda papers told councillors they had been contacted by the Town Team “seeking support and commitment for preparing a bid to develop a ‘Place Plan’ and related delivery programme for an application in round three of the Telford and Wrekin Pride in Our High Street funding”.

Councillor Peter Scott said the nightclub building, on the junction with St Mary’s Street, was “the one part of the High Street that needs to be brought to its best” as the frontage “looks awful”. He said he “can’t imagine the Town Team are looking at anything other than that.”

Full Story: Shropshire Star

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