New premises have opened for Latin bar and restaurant Cubana in Sheffield’s Leopold Square after 14 years at its previous home.
Owners Adrian Bagnoli and Brad Charlesworth have relocated Cubana from Trippet Lane to two-storey 5,800 sq ft premises 200 metres up the road, formerly occupied by Platillos.
The bar specialises in Spanish and South America cuisine, live music and dance classes as well as wines and cocktails including many of the Latin classics from Daiquiris to Sangria.
Leasing of the new premises, which are three times as big as Cubana’s original home, was arranged through solicitors HLW Keeble Hawson, which has offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster.
Working with designer Paul Brady, who designed the original site, the owners have recreated the rustic style and authentic Cuban ambiance of their previous premises.
Adrian, who also co-founded Sheffield’s Viva Salsa! nightclub in the mid-1990s, said: “The move to Leopold Square comes at a formative time in the business as we expand not just our square footage, but our offering, with the addition of a private function room, more DJ nights and dance classes.
“HLW Keeble Hawson did a great job in ensuring our lease progressed smoothly and on time and we enjoyed working with the firm on this momentous milestone.”
Craig Law, commercial property partner at HLW Keeble Hawson, said: “Cubana’s presence in Leopold Square will further enhance the area’s buzz and dynamism. The expansion marks a dynamic success story for the business as it goes from strength to strength.”
Pictured: Adrian Bagnoli of Cubana and Craig Law of HLW Keeble Hawson