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This week's top hospitality stories

Friday five: the week's top news stories

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Mark Sargeant's sudden departure from Rocksalt, Jonathan Downey vowing to return to hospitality, and Popeye's new vegan play are among this week's top hospitality stories.

Dinerama street food site in Shoreditch to be reborn as LALALAND

Dinerama site to be reborn as LALALAND

By Joe Lutrario

The former Dinerama site in Shoreditch is to be reopened as LALALAND - a ‘lush garden of food, drink and rendezvous set in the urban scape of East London’.

Jonathan Downey liquidates street food businesses operating company Dinerama, Hawker House, Giant Robot and Model Market

Jonathan Downey liquidates street food businesses

By James McAllister

Jonathan Downey has instructed restructuring advisor Resolve to liquidate the company that ran his four street food businesses, saying it would be impossible to operate while Coronavirus restrictions are in place.

Restaurants count the cost as 10pm hospitality curfew hits Elizabeth Haigh Jonathan Downey Jackson Boxer

Restaurants count the cost as curfew hits

By James McAllister

Restaurateurs have begun counting the financial cost of the Government’s decision to impose a 10pm operating curfew on hospitality, which came into force in England yesterday (24 September).

Revised #NationalTimeOut plan on rent proposed Jonathan Downey Coronavirus

Revised #NationalTimeOut plan proposed

By James McAllister

Hospitality Union’s Jonathan Downey has written a second letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, featuring a revised #NationalTimeOut rent deal proposal.


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