Mixed reaction to new Frankie and Benny’s

THE new Frankie and Benny’s restaurant has received a mixed reaction from people and businesses.

The Mercury earlier this year reported that the Italian-American diner was earmarked as a potential new business for the Dolphin Square redevelopment.

A spokesman for McLaren Life, who is in charge of the Dolphin Square project, said he believed the new complex would be of benefit to the town – rather than a hindrance as North Somerset Council stated.

He said: “It’s not going to have an effect on Dolphin Square at this stage. I think any new brands coming to Weston as a good thing for the town.”

But many people have contacted the Mercury through our Facebook and Twitter sites to register their displeasure that out-of-town businesses were flourishing, seemingly at the expense of the town centre.


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Susan Bishop said the council needs to improve parking facilities to make the town centre more attractive to new business projects.

Fellow reader Melody Cox agreed and said: “It should be in town. All that’s opening in town now are pound shops - yeah that’s going to entice people to go to town! Next we will have a 97p shop open!”

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