Another restaurant chain scraps plans to open in Eastbourne’s Beacon

Another restaurant chain has announced it has scrapped plans to open a branch in the multi-million pound Beacon extension.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 2:30 pm

Back in January, Wagamam and Carluccio’s both revealed they had changed their minds about opening up in Eastbourne, while Byrons pulled out in 2018.

And today (Wednesday, June 6) Frankie & Benny’s told The Herald it would not be opening up in the Beacon after all.

A spokesperson for The Restaurant Group, which owns Frankie & Benny, said, “We are not planning to open a site in the new Beacon development.”

The Restaurant Group has been asked to comment on whether the Sovereign Harbour branch of the popular restaurant chain would remain open – and whether they still planned to open a branch of Chiquito’s in the Beacon.

So far, the only restaurant to open its doors in the Beacon is Nando’s.

Other venues set to open are the Bok Shop and a sports bar run by the Taylor family which own the long-running Shades restaurant.