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A New Dawn for Spanish City, the North East’s Most Iconic Venue


Sep 6, 2017 #digital, #Spanish City

Launching in the spring/summer of 2018, Spanish City will be back to continue its love affair with the residents and visitors of Whitley Bay, and today the website for the venue officially launches.

Kymel Trading, owners of the Crab & Lobster of Asenby and Trenchers of Whitby, will oversee Spanish City operationally upon its launch and the hospitality group has lots planned.

Originally completed in 1910, ‘The Dome’ became a hub of activity and interest, not only because of the attractions it was home to, but because of the stunning architecture and unique design. Almost 18 years after the venue’s closure, Spanish City will reopen following a £10m restoration project undertaken by North Tyneside Council in partnership with Robertson Construction and ADP Architecture. The project also received an extra boost in the form of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The redevelopment sees historical features brought back to their former glory and a collection of leisure facilities including a fine dining seafood restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, event space for weddings, corporate events and parties, a champagne and oyster bar and traditional tearooms as well as a family-friendly fish and chip restaurant and takeaway and an ice-cream parlour.

As well as restaurants, bars and areas for private hire, the venue will also be the host of various events with Kymel planning everything from Christmas fairs and local artist showcases to cinema screenings, tea dances and food and drink festivals. Knowing that the building holds a special place in the hearts of many, the operators are keen to maintain the vibrant and friendly atmosphere of the past through public events and celebrations. Announcements are set to be made in the new year of upcoming events and ways that the public can become involved in them.

The launch of the website symbolises an important new chapter in the story of the iconic building as Kymel’s venues prepare to open to the modern marketplace. It’s hoped thatspanishcity.co.uk will further ignite the interest already being shown by the public as the opening date nears ever closer.

Kyle Mackings, CEO of Kymel said “The website unveiling marks a huge day for us, we’re excited that we can now begin to share more definitive plans with the public as the work goes on.

We’ve had a number of enquiries already and the response has been hugely positive but people want to know exactly what’s going on. With that in mind we created spanishcity.co.uk in order to have a clear voice that keeps people in the know. There’s a lot of talk about the new Spanish City, the website will be a place that people can come to for facts and exciting news”.

As time goes on, updates are expected to come thick and fast with the website being the place to come for exclusive pictures, content and news. The sky truly is the limit for the new Spanish City!

By Emily