Prezzo confirm autumn opening
Published Monday, 06 August 2012
Italian restaurant, Prezzo, have just announced that they hope to be open on Kettering’s Market Place during autumn.
In spring this year, Kettering Borough Council announced the interest of national restaurant chain, Prezzo.
Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of the Council, is excited about the future of the Market Place:
We have demonstrated a huge amount of faith in our town, by forging ahead with plans to regenerate the market place in the current climate. However, we have seen strong and steady interest in Kettering, despite the dire economic climate generally.
Prezzos interest in our town helps to reinforce our view that Kettering is a place worth investing in.
Since the spring announcement, work has continued apace behind the scenes to finalise licensing and legal requirements.
Monday 6th August saw work begin on outfitting the unit ahead of Prezzos planned opening in autumn.
The Councils Portfolio holder for Regeneration, Cllr Derek Zanger, said:
Prezzo will make a wonderful addition to our lively and popular market place and will provide 20 much needed jobs. More than that, though, their arrival will give other investors, and retailers, the confidence boost that they need to invest in Kettering and, once again, show that Kettering is open for business.
Prezzo chief executive Jonathan Kaye, said:
We are looking forward to opening our new restaurant in Kettering. I am confident that it will prove popular with people of all ages. The restaurant will serve the highest quality food in comfortable and stylish surroundings and I am certain that it will be a good addition to the social scene in Kettering.
Mark Robinson of Ellandi, owners of the Newland Centre, welcomed this further investment in Ketterings future:
Were working hard to raise the offering and public profile of the Newland Centre and seeing a national restaurant chain open on the Market Place helps cement our investment. A stronger market place offering, along with an improved Newland Centre, helps nicely bracket the High Street ahead of any further improvements there.