A new high-end bar and restaurant is to open in the middle of Nottingham’s Lace Market in the former site of the Museum of Lace.
Vesper TPG, headed by young entrepreneur Poseidon Kumar and his father Pradip Kumar, has taken on a 15-year lease for the historic building in High Pavement after a deal completed by Nottingham property consultants Bruton Knowles.
The new bar and restaurant, called The Loom, will double up as an entertainment venue with live shows taking place on a purpose-built stage so guests can listen to music or watch a show while they dine and drink.
Creating 17 full-time and part-time jobs, The Loom will offer a contemporary British menu with Mediterranean fusion and Asian inspiration plus drinks and cocktails under assistant bar manager Alex Heppel, formerly at Rub Smokehouse & Bar and Brass Monkey in Nottingham.
The building, which has most recently been home to the High Pavement Business Centre, has a 19th-century jacquard loom still intact in the basement, which will be a focal point of the bar’s interior.
Sam Spencer, hospitality property specialist at Bruton Knowles, said: “It really is something new and different for Nottingham – no one else is doing this ‘cocktails-show-and-dinner’ offering in Nottingham at the moment
“And the history of the building will really add to the bar’s appeal. The authentic loom in the basement and its location in the heart of the Lace Market make the bar stand out for the competition.
“The Loom is part of the regeneration of this area of the city, with the Lace Market hotel being taken over and a bustling night life scene now well established along High Pavement.”