GA Solicitors Advises on Purchase of Renowned Plymouth Bistro

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A well-known waterside bistro in Plymouth has been purchased by new management with all aspects of the deal advised upon by established Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors.

Chandlers Bar & Bistro, located in Queen Anne’s Battery, has been purchased by a local Plymouth family who have big plans for the foodie establishment.

Paul Inch, and his two daughters, Katy and Louise Inch, were advised by company commercial specialist James Peterson on the purchase of the business, while Tony Dupreez, an experienced commercial property solicitor, advised on the lease assignment of the property. Employment expert, Robert Zacal, also provided legal advice surrounding the business’s existing employees.

The Inch family is already very familiar with Chandlers, with Katy having worked at the bistro as a waitress in 2004. Now a family affair, the trio have long term plans to rename the bar and undertake some exciting refurbishments after the New Year.

The purchase completed in late July and a new chef has already been employed with some exciting changes to the menu already in place.

Tony Dupreez, commercial property solicitor and partner of GA Solicitors, commented: “Chandlers was already a great bistro with a wonderful waterfront location. Paul, Louise and Katy have some fantastic ideas to really bring it to life and maximise on its offering.

“The firm has been delighted to advise them on both the property and business aspects of the purchase and it has been rewarding to see it go through quickly and smoothly, allowing them to remain open and make the most of the summer months. Already a number of positive changes have been made which will be sure to ensure it is a successful season.”

Louise Inch, new co-owner of Chandlers Bar & Bistro, added: “Katy, my father and I are so excited to be taking this venture forward. When Katy worked there back in 2004 we could see there was so much potential due to its location and offering.

“Ideally positioned in Queen Anne’s Battery, we know the summer months will be busy. We are therefore holding off any major changes until the New Year. Then we will be looking forward to a whole refurb, menu change and even a name change. We’re keeping the details under wraps for now but will look forward to spreading the word very soon.”

Tony Dupreez is an experienced commercial property solicitor who joined GA Solicitors in 2012 and was promoted to partner in July 2017. Company commercial solicitor James Peterson was also promoted to partner in July 2017 and has been with the firm since 2006. Employment solicitor Robert Zacal is an associate of GA Solicitors and joined the firm in 2014.