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Byline: IAN JOHNSON ian.johnson@reachplc.com

PLANS have revealed that Lane7 is set to move into the heart of Middlesbrough. The "boutique bowling" firm is set to take over the former TJ Hughes unit in Captain Cook Square.

It is part of a major overhaul of the site, snapped up by Middlesbrough Council last year.

Earlier this year, The Gazette revealed an unnamed bowling firm would be moving on to the site - along with a brewery and cinema - as part of a strategy to "secure the long-term future of the town centre".

Now documents, published this week on the council's website, confirm that it is Darlington-based Lane7 that plans on taking over the unit, which has been vacant since TJ Hughes closed earlier in the summer.

And a licencing applications shows the firm wants permission to stay open until 2am every day.

Since opening in Newcastle in 2013, the firm has become a North East success story.

According to the firm's website there are currently ten sites open across Britain, with six more on the horizon - including venues in Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast.

The firm already has a venue in Middlesbrough, in Albert Road.

However the proposed new venue will make up part of the council's masterplan for the site, which aims to strike a mix between leisure and retail as the High Street continues to struggle.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston previously said the overhaul could help "create an amazing town centre for the 21st century that will bring in visitors and spending".

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
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Date:Sep 2, 2021
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