Archive : December 2009
Botanic Inns purchases Café Rouge in East Belfast
07 December 2009
Botanic Inns, the award winning Northern Ireland based Pub Company has announced today that it has purchased Café Rouge in East Belfast adding to the company’s portfolio of 15 outlets in Belfast, Newtownards and Downpatrick.
Stephen Magorrian, Managing Director, Botanic Inns commented, “Café Rouge is based in Ballyhackamore which is a great area and we are looking forward to being part of this thriving community, getting to know the local people and serving them in the months and years ahead.
“If everything goes to plan Café Rouge will close at the end of December and reopen in February with a new look and a new name. We plan to transform the premises and provide East Belfast with a stylish, friendly bar and restaurant serving fresh local produce with a first class standard of service.
“I would encourage all of our customers and everyone in the local area to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any name suggestions or ideas on what they’d like to see in their new pub.”
Café Rouge is the fourth acquisition that Botanic Inns have made in recent years, following the company’s purchase of The Kitchen Bar in 2007 and the purchase of Denvir’s of Downpatrick and Molly Browns in Newtownards in 2008.
Botanic Inns owns 15 outlets employing over 600 people. The company has won a range of accolades over the last number of years including UK Multiple Operator of the Year in 2008, Belfast Business of the Year in 2007 and inclusion within the Financial Times top 50 workplaces 2007 and The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2007, 2009.