Find out the latest news on this Burton restaurant
Written by The Newsroom on June 14, 2019
A new restaurant planned for the former premises of popular Burton Chinese Kwei Ping will no longer open on the site, it has been revealed.
Signs advertising the new Whales Restaurant, in Station Street, Burton, were only installed in April, following the retirement of the owners of Kwei Ping which had traded from the unit for 35 years.
The doors remained closed during a refurbishment and, only last month, Whales was advertising for kitchen staff and assistant chefs .
However Paul Rushton, of Burton-based commercial estate agents Rushton Hickman, has revealed the unit was now back on the market when approached by Burton Live.
A to-let sign is now back on the wall outside the premises.
Mr Rushton said: “Whales are no longer occupying the premises and we have been instructed to remarket.”
Calls to Simon Whales, the owner of Whales Restaurant, have so far gone unanswered and it is not known if the restaurant is moving elsewhere.
The estate agents marketing report reveals that while the premises has been a restaurant for years and is laid out for that use, alternative uses could include leisure or offices.
Offers to rent the premises are invited in the region of £16,500 a year exclusive of business rates.
It was revealed in April that Kwei Ping would close as its long-standing owners take a well-earned retirement.
They said at the time that the restaurant trade was proving increasingly “physically and mentally-taxing.”