Former Cha Cha Moon site to become two new restaurants in Carnaby
Posted by Billy Wood on 11 Jan 2017
West End property firm, Shaftesbury, is to bring two new restaurant sites to Carnaby after Cha Cha Moon agreed to surrender its lease.
The Asian fusion restaurant at Kingly Court, which currently encompasses one property, is to be reconfigured into two premises in the hope of attracting a pair of independent operators to join over 60 other restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.
Set to be completed in late January, the new units will include a 1,640 sq ft site with a Ganton Street frontage and a 2,500 sq ft unit based on the ground floor of Kingly Court.
Shaftesbury said that both completed sites would have space for dedicated al fresco dining, while the Kingly Court unit will also benefit from roof cover during the winter months from the food court’s roof.
Julia Wilkinson, Portfolio and Group Restaurant Strategy Executive at Shaftesbury, said that the group were ‘delighted’ to take control of the ‘key restaurant site’ and that it would offer significant opportunities to add to the food court’s ‘curated’ tenant mix.
She added: "Kingly Court has become the hottest dining and social hub in the West End in recent years and we look forward to adding another “best in class” independent operator to the line-up in the new ground floor unit.
"Ganton Street is an established restaurant location, steps away from Carnaby’s top retail offerings, and the creation of a new unit here provides an exciting opportunity to add to the existing line-up in this busy pedestrian gateway to Carnaby Street.“