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Buca di Pizza and FirePit Smokehouse to open at Flemingate

22 June 2017 by
Buca di Pizza and FirePit Smokehouse to open at Flemingate

The Wykeland Group has announced that Buca di Pizza and FirePit Smokehouse and Sports Bar will join the restaurant line-up at retail and leisure development Flemingate in Beverley.

Designed by JS Design Partnership, the interior have an American feel, featuring classic car parts and bric-a-brac. A private dining booth will be housed in an Airstream-style aluminium caravan.

The menu will feature American dishes from a smoker and wood-burning grill.

This will be FirePit Smokehouse and Sports Bar second site, following the successful launch of the Bingley-based debut restaurant in March this year.

Buca di Pizza, which translates as 'the pizza pit' will take a 3,200 sq ft unit between FirePit Smokehouse and Sports Bar and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

Owners and brothers Geoff and Nick Thornton have invested £350,000 on the new restaurant and bar, with an exposed kitchen and pizza oven.

The 120-cover pizzeria will offer traditional Italian classics with a contemporary twist.

Geoff and Nick currently own four Buca di Pizza sites in the UK: Leeds, Chapel Allerton and Manchester. They aim to establish a 10 restaurants across the M62 before 2020.

David Donkin, property director at Wykeland Group, said: "Both budding brands are clear examples of the fast paced growth of independent business in Yorkshire and we are delighted they have chosen Flemingate as destination to continue this momentum. The latest signings demonstrate the centre's strength as a location for investment and also its strong appeal as a leading retail and leisure destination in the region. Both Buca Di Pizza and FirePit Smokehouse and Sports Bar have a distinctive and unique offer that will complement and enhance the existing dining line up."

The 16-acre Flemingate development, which opened in November 2015, is Beverley's largest regeneration scheme, receiving £120m investment from Wykeland Group.

Buca di Pizza and FirePit Smokehouse and Sports Bar will be joining Riva Lounge, Costa, Deli No 1, Subway, Greggs and Patisserie Valerie.

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