Double blow for Cleveleys as promenade eateries permanently close

The financial impact of the coronavirus has resulted in the permanent closure of a pub and restaurant on Cleveleys prom.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 10:19 am
Updated Friday, 11th September 2020, 10:23 am

Pizza Hut revealed today it was closing 29 of its UK restaurants, including it's branch at Jubilee Park on North Promenade in Cleveleys.

The closure comes after "significant disruption" to profits as a result of the coronavirus, the fast-food giant said.

It is the latest dining chain to launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) restructuring deal to avoid collapse.

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Cleveleys Pizza Hut has been announced as one of the stores to be closed by the restaurant chain, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pizza Hut said it has put forward the proposals as "sales are not expected to fully bounce back until well into 2021" despite a quick and safe reopening of some sites.

A company spokesman said: "We are doing everything we can to redeploy our team members from our Pizza Hut Restaurants locations that are closing and minimise the impact to our workforce.

"We are therefore unable to share exact job loss numbers for each Hut.

"We understand this is a difficult time for everyone involved and are supporting our team members as much as possible throughout this transition."

The Jubilee Park pub on North Promenade in Cleveleys has remained closed since the coronavirus lockdown.

Pizza Hut is the second eatery to close on the prom, after the Jubilee Park pub, which ran under the Rural Inns banner, closed shortly before the coronavirus lockdown was imposed.

Rural Inns was set to be struck off voluntarily in April this year, Companies House documents showed.

The pub's social media channels and website are no longer available to view, and the building remains empty.