New tenants lined up for former nightclub site?

The former Amber Lounge building in Northwich could have a new tenant by the end of the summer

The former Amber Lounge building in Northwich could have a new tenant by the end of the summer

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , News Editor

THE building that used to be home to a former Northwich nightclub will be ready to welcome a new tenant by the end of the summer – but its owners are remaining tight lipped about who could be moving in.

Property developer Crystal Holdings has spent the past year renovating the building on High Street that used to be home to Northwich’s busiest nightspot, Amber Lounge.

The building was damaged by a fire that took place in January 2012 that left it with a huge hole in the roof. The nightspot had been closed for a number of months before the fire broke out.

But the property was left open to the elements for a number of months before Crystal acquired the property in 2013 and decided it would bring it back into use.

Stephen Ashworth, from Crystal Holdings, told the Guardian that work on the building was almost complete and the property would be ready for occupation in late summer time.

“Following the success of Northwich Business Centre (opposite the sorting office) we have been looking for opportunities to expand in the town, “ he said.

“When the property on the High Street became available, we jumped at the chance to add it to our portfolio.

“Even before the work has been completed, we are seeing a good level of enquiries so we are confident of finding the right tenant to move forward with us and bring this landmark property back into use as soon as possible.”

The building, believed to have been built in the 19th century, boasts ‘Tudor style’ frontage. Crystal said many of its original features had been retained as part of the refurbishment despite the damage caused by the fire.

In its promotional material, the owners have said the property ‘is ideally suited to bar, nightclub or retail use, with a beer garden located to the rear of the property, overlooking the River Weaver’.

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10:02pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Ricky12 says...

D oy uo know what I think we could do with in Northwich? A cafe, or maybe a charity shop. Hopefully this is being looked into.
D oy uo know what I think we could do with in Northwich? A cafe, or maybe a charity shop. Hopefully this is being looked into. Ricky12
  • Score: -8

5:32pm Thu 31 Jul 14

L Byrne says...

Ricky12 wrote:
D oy uo know what I think we could do with in Northwich? A cafe, or maybe a charity shop. Hopefully this is being looked into.
Good thought, Ricky. I reckon a betting shop is what we need.
[quote][p][bold]Ricky12[/bold] wrote: D oy uo know what I think we could do with in Northwich? A cafe, or maybe a charity shop. Hopefully this is being looked into.[/p][/quote]Good thought, Ricky. I reckon a betting shop is what we need. L Byrne
  • Score: -4

6:50pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Daniel18 says...

L Byrne wrote:
Ricky12 wrote:
D oy uo know what I think we could do with in Northwich? A cafe, or maybe a charity shop. Hopefully this is being looked into.
Good thought, Ricky. I reckon a betting shop is what we need.
Another negative dig at Northwich from Mr Byrne
[quote][p][bold]L Byrne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ricky12[/bold] wrote: D oy uo know what I think we could do with in Northwich? A cafe, or maybe a charity shop. Hopefully this is being looked into.[/p][/quote]Good thought, Ricky. I reckon a betting shop is what we need.[/p][/quote]Another negative dig at Northwich from Mr Byrne Daniel18
  • Score: 9

6:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

cazzer1977 says...

We could do with a cinema in Northwich
We could do with a cinema in Northwich cazzer1977
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Sat 2 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

The role of the cinema has been largely replaced by the modern TV receiver.

These days you don't need to venture out see the over-rated bilge for the masses when you can have it piped into your own home.

I never go to cinemas on principle, the entrance fee is shocking, the volume is too high and they are usually full of people who lack the wit to think of something more constructive to do.
The role of the cinema has been largely replaced by the modern TV receiver. These days you don't need to venture out see the over-rated bilge for the masses when you can have it piped into your own home. I never go to cinemas on principle, the entrance fee is shocking, the volume is too high and they are usually full of people who lack the wit to think of something more constructive to do. hectorplain
  • Score: -5

11:49am Thu 21 Aug 14

L Byrne says...

hectorplain wrote:
The role of the cinema has been largely replaced by the modern TV receiver.

These days you don't need to venture out see the over-rated bilge for the masses when you can have it piped into your own home.

I never go to cinemas on principle, the entrance fee is shocking, the volume is too high and they are usually full of people who lack the wit to think of something more constructive to do.
Hector

You must be wrong. The developers building the cinema are confident that about 1000 punters a day will be willing to pay six or seven quid a time to get their bums on seats in the new complex.

As 'public servants' in charge of borough council, the developers ie CWAC Council must must experts in the economics of operating modernday cinemas. Otherwise they would not risk council taxpayers money on such a stupid notion. Would they?
[quote][p][bold]hectorplain[/bold] wrote: The role of the cinema has been largely replaced by the modern TV receiver. These days you don't need to venture out see the over-rated bilge for the masses when you can have it piped into your own home. I never go to cinemas on principle, the entrance fee is shocking, the volume is too high and they are usually full of people who lack the wit to think of something more constructive to do.[/p][/quote]Hector You must be wrong. The developers building the cinema are confident that about 1000 punters a day will be willing to pay six or seven quid a time to get their bums on seats in the new complex. As 'public servants' in charge of borough council, the developers ie CWAC Council must must experts in the economics of operating modernday cinemas. Otherwise they would not risk council taxpayers money on such a stupid notion. Would they? L Byrne
  • Score: -2

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