TWO pub restaurants employing a total of more than 150 staff are getting ready to open in Halifax’s Broad Street Plaza.
“We are currently in the process of recruiting up to 120 people to be part of our new TGI Friday’s which is scheduled to open on August 31,” said spokesman Henry Hodgskin-Bradbury.
“ The day will be enhanced by a few local stars.”.
The owners of the Harvester pub are recruting 50 staff and hope to open at about the same time.
A spokeswoman for Vue Cinemas said they were unable to announce an opening date yet but were preparing a major announcement.
Barry Gregory, chairman of the Gregory group which is developing the site, was unavailable for comment but it is understood that the official handover of the entire £50 million complex is imminent.
Landscaping is well underway and the finishing touches are now being put to the various buildings. These will be fitted out by the rent occupiers.
As well as the 100-bedroom hotel and multi-screen cinema, there will a Pure Gym, eateries such as Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Express, Nando’s and J. D. Wetherspoon’s.
NHS Calderdale is setting up a health centre to replace the nearby Laura Mitchell Clinic and Calderdale Council is taking space for a customer services office to replace the facilities at Northgate House. There is also a 400-space multi-storey car park.
Gregory Projects, estimate that 220 people will eventually work in the various businesses at the plaza which will be worth about £8 million to the local economy.