May 2nd, 2011

Chester based entrepreneur Dave Hinds is delighted to be reunited with business partner and leisure guru Tim Bacon to open Chester City Centre based bar

By Carolyn Hughes on May 2, 11 03:39 PM in Fun and Frivolity

Chester based entrepreneur Dave Hinds is delighted to be reunited with business partner and leisure guru Tim Bacon to open Chester City Centre based bar

Chester based entrepreneur Dave Hinds is delighted to be reunited with business partner and founder of the Living Room chain Tim Bacon to bring a stylish new concept to Chester at the end of this month. The Red Door Neighbourhood Bar is due to open underneath Blossoms Hotel on St. John Street, Chester on Wednesday 4th May, with a stylish launch event taking place in the middle of May.

The first Red Door opened in West Kirby in April last year with a £500,000 investment in the former funeral parlour and has proved to be an enormously popular venue in the seaside town. The pair's business relationship stretches back to the early 90's when they set up a concept called JW Johnsons in Manchester, and they eventually went on to set up the Via Vita and Life Café Chains across the UK, at which time they were joined by business partner Jeremy Roberts. The Liverpool Life Café outlet spearheaded a revival of upmarket bars in Liverpool city centre. Those venues were sold to Whitbread in 1999 after which Dave Hinds decided to embark on a period of semi-retirement to concentrate on his property portfolio, leaving Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts to set up Living Ventures.

Dave Hinds said "Tim and I have remained very close friends over the years and we have often talked about opening another bar together. To open a site in my own city is something quite special. The concept has proved incredibly popular on the Wirral and I am sure that the upmarket feel to the venue coupled with the friendly neighbourhood atmosphere will provide a refreshing change to the social scene in Chester"

 

Red Door Neighbourhood Bar, Operations Director, Lee Lynch, who has worked with Tim Bacon and Dave Hinds, since 1998, and has for the first time become a partner in the Red Door business. Lee, who lives in Chester, said "This is a fantastic opportunity for me. I have spent many years learning the ropes from some of the best in the leisure industry and having a share in the concept is something I am proud to have achieved. Like Dave, opening a site in my home City is something very special indeed and I am sure the people of Chester and surrounding areas will love the RED DOOR concept as much as we do"

Chester based entrepreneur Dave Hinds is delighted to be reunited with business partner and leisure guru Tim Bacon to open Chester City Centre based bar

Lee Lynch and Dave Hinds

Operations director lee lynch who has worked with Tim Bacon and Dave Hinds since 1998 and has for the first time become a partner in the red door business

RED DOOR DETAILS:

Red Door - Neighbourhood Bar
St. John Street
Chester
CH1 1HL
t: 01244 329871
e: chester@reddoor.uk.com

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