Italian restaurant to open in Spalding's South Holland Centre
An Italian restaurant and a daytime snacks and cocktail service will be launching at the South Holland Centre.
Businessman Adam Noble, of Resolution Pubs, is bringing both his Italian restaurant brand Moninna's and his Platter & Pour 'grazing boards and cocktails' brand to the Spalding town centre venue.
Mr Noble, originally from Spalding, says he wants to 'enhance the offer' in the town - and has been impressed by the success of some nearby businesses.
He said: "It's great to see some of the new businesses that have already opened - the revitalisation of the Red Lion and Oscars - two great businesses - and the work that has gone on at Hills.
"I think Spalding really has something to offer and I think our business will definitely help in the town centre.
"We are really looking forward to working with some of the community groups that use the centre and to cater for events and things that they may wish to use."
The centre has been through a period of change in recent weeks - with several roles axed and a move to a more 'flexible staffing system' to help saved cash.
The council had said change was needed because the venue has been costing the taxpayer £250,000 a year - although arts groups had feared that cuts could jeopardise the future of live performances.
Coun Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: "I am delighted to announce the arrival of a new business taking place here in the South Holland Centre.
"We are working with a local businessman to provide food and drink at this fantastic venue.
"As you know, this South Holland Centre is at the heart of our community. I wish to stress we are passionate about this and the future of it - based on the employment opportunities now provided by working with this new businessman and also continue to work with theatre groups and community groups and provide live performances and cinema for the residents of South Holland and beyond."