Monday, 21 August 2017

Makeover for empty premises

THE owner of a building in Henley which used to house an award-winning French restaurant wants to re-open for business.

Le Parisien in Bell Street shut two years ago when the tenant decided to leave the town and the building was stripped of its fixtures and fittings, including doors and air-conditioning units.

Now owner Fabio Terrinoni plans to refurbish the Grade II-listed property with a view to renting it out again as a restaurant.

He has applied for planning permission for improvements, including new doors, windows and a glass walkway between the restaurant and outdoor dining area.

Mr Terrinoni said: “The building is unusable in its present state and condition. The site has been unoccupied for the last 15 months and needs to be brought back into reasonable commercial use. This will mean having to spend quite a lot of money.”

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