Leopold Square’s newest restaurant bar savours expansion success

Savouring a successful move: Adrian Bagnoli of Cubana and Craig Law of hlw Keeble Hawson

Restaurant and Latin bar Cubana is toasting expansion success with a move into 5,800 sq ft premises in Leopold Square.

The tapas bar which serves up Spanish and South America cuisine, live music and dance classes, commissioned award winning lawyers hlw Keeble Hawson to acquire the lease of its new two floor premises, formerly occupied by Platillos.

Offering 120 covers, the commercial property triples the capacity of its former Trippet Lane premises where it has operated from since 2000 – hosting regular visits by legendary Cuban outfit, Buena Vista Social Club.

Owners Adrian Bagnoli and Brad Charlesworth and their team including head chef Fabian Cruz, have recreated the rustic style and authentic Cuban ambiance of their previous premises – and have exciting plans to bring in some of the UK’s top Latino bands for special one off events.

Adrian, a well-known Sheffield entrepreneur who co-founded Sheffield’s Viva Salsa! night club in the mid-1990s, said :

“The move to Leopold Square comes at a formative time in the business as we expand not just our square footage, but our offering – with the addition of a private function room, more DJ nights and dance classes.

“hlw Keeble Hawson did a great job in ensuring our lease progressed smoothly and on time and we enjoyed working with the firm on this momentous milestone.”

Craig Law, commercial property partner at hlw Keeble Hawson – one of the region’s biggest law firms with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster, said:

“Cubana’s presence in Leopold Square will further enhance the area’s buzz and dynamism. The expansion marks a dynamic success story for the business as it goes from strength to strength.”

Ranked in the top 10 in Experian’s table of the most active advisers in Yorkshire’s mergers and acquisitions market during 2013, hlw Keeble Hawson is also included in Experian’s top 5 of most active legal advisers in Q1 of 2014.

Savouring a successful move: Adrian Bagnoli of Cubana and Craig Law of hlw Keeble Hawson
Savouring a successful move: Adrian Bagnoli of Cubana and Craig Law of hlw Keeble Hawson

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