City Mayor Bob Carden will attend the re-opening of a seafront restaurant to mark the end of major reconstruction of one of the arches by the council and thank the restaurant owner for helping the council revitalise Brighton prom.
Owen Smith who runs Carousels, situated under two of the arches between the piers, has had to close half of his restaurant since December while the council reconstructed the eastern arch and waterproofed King’s Road above, which forms his roof.
Total costs to the council, which owns the property, have been £265,000.
Owen seized the chance to transform the restaurant interior. This has included a complete reconfiguration, increased seating, rewiring, new toilets and interior design work.
Councillor Carden said, “I want to congratulate and thank Owen for his work. He has effectively upgraded a property owned by the taxpayer and made the seafront a more attractive place for locals and visitors.
“It has been exactly this kind of partnership between the council landlord and the tenant businesses that has brought such dramatic improvements there in the last decade.”
Carousels owner Owen Smith said, “I’m really pleased with how the renovation work has turned out. What with the repairs to the arch and the work that we’ve done to the interior of the restaurant, the place really has been restored to its former glory.”
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