Clapham café bar sold for £115,000

07 January 2011 by
Clapham café bar sold for £115,000

Glow Lounge, a privately owned café-bar in Clapham, south-west London has been sold for £115,000.

The business, which overlooks the southern edge of Clapham Common, has been sold to a group of investors and operators headed up by Hiroomi Wada, owner of central London Japanese restaurant Nagomi.

Glow Lounge, which was set up by Australian pair Kerri Clay and Bart Thomas in June 2004, has 32 seats with a further 38 on the heated front terrace. Opening hours on Friday and Saturday are extended to 1.00am. The unit benefits from mixed A3 and A1 planning use.

The new operators said they plan to make few changes to the business but will introduce some Japanese inspired food and drink.

Clay said: "After seven fun and challenging years of running Glow Lounge, we have decided to focus on our IT business which will enable us to work from Australia and have a more outdoors lifestyle with our young son."

Chris Bickle, agent at Davis Coffer Lyons, which handled the sale, said: "Clapham is renowned for its diverse bar, restaurant and café culture and Glow Lounge captures the vibe perfectly. Owing to the affluent residential catchment area and busy summer months driven by the nearby Common, it's a great place to operate."

FishWorks comes to Clapham >>

Le Bouchon Lyonnais reopens in Clapham >>

What can I do to maximise the price and the chance of selling my property? >>

By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Caterer News here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking