Christie & Co find new owner for popular Halifax restaurant

Riccis Tapas

Specialist property business advisor, Christie & Co has sold Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti, Halifax, to experienced operator Thai Corner.

Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti is located in the busy Dean Clough Mill licensed zone just outside of Halifax town centre, which is perfect for the high-volume food and drink trade within Halifax. New owners Thai Corner has taken the new lease opportunity adding to their other two busy food outlets in Halifax.

Mrs Ratchanee Peacock, owner at Thai Corner, said: “ We are very excited about the acquisition, the stylish restaurant is now serving fresh Thai cuisine in a stunning location.”

Previous owner Michael Ricci has owned and operated the premises successfully since 2012 on a ten year term, however he is now looking forward to focusing his energy on Ricci’s Place in Halifax, and other restaurant ventures overseas.

Mr Ricci said: “I’m pleased to have sold the leasehold premises after a busy period in Dean Clough Mill. I can now focus more on Ricci’s Place in Halifax and future plans with my family. A big thank you to Sam Ashton at Christie & Co in introducing experienced operators, Thai Corner.”

Sam Ashton, senior business agent at Christie & Co, said: “After mixed interest in 2019, I am delighted to confirm the sale to Thai Corner. The new owners are showing ongoing appetite for new venues. The sale shows an ongoing buyer demand for quality restaurant venues into 2020 and demonstrates positive signs for the sector moving forward.”

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