Exmouth nightclub reopens after new lease agreed

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:04 09 June 2016

The Q Club in Exmouth. Ref exe 1254-02-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The Q Club in Exmouth. Ref exe 1254-02-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

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The Q Club in Exmouth has reopened for business.

The nightclub in Manchester Street, which closed its doors in January, has been leased in a deal brokered by specialist property adviser, Christie & Co, to Sean Kelly, who runs The Queens Head, and is the licensee at The General Buller, both in Exeter.

Mr Kelly said: “It’s great to be back in the nightclub trade and in the town I first started my career as a DJ at The Smugglers Bar Disco, Sandy Bay, way back in the 1980s.

“I am passionate about bringing a safe and great atmosphere to the Q Club and look forward to greeting my customers on Friday and Saturday nights.”

Stephen Champion, business agent at Christie & Co, who brokered the lease, said: “We were approached by Mr Kelly who was interested in acquiring the lease of Q Club when the news broke of its closure with Lifestyle Hospitality Group.

“After a meeting with the freeholder, a deal was brokered to set up a new lease for the ingoing tenant.

“We are delighted to see the club open again and in the hands of such an enthusiastic operator. This sale further demonstrates the strong demand we are seeing from multiple and single operators looking to acquire licensed premises in East Devon.”

A planning application to replace the club with 10 flats had previously been submitted to East Devon District Council.

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