The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton (photo_ Flickr)

Wolverhampton: JD Wetherspoon museum hotel to go ahead

Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include the fourth floor of the property in order to add an additional 22 rooms JD Wetherspoon has seen plans to convert a Wolverhampton pub into a museum and hotel given the green light. Wolverhampton Council has approved the plans which will see the The Moon Under Water in Lichfield Street undergo a £7m revamp. The work will see around 50 rooms added to the property. Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include…

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Mall of America theme park. Photo Wikimedia Commons

The post-pandemic future of America’s location-based entertainment

The coronavirus is likely to devastate large portions of the location-based entertainment industry. Businesses that survive should expect a less-saturated market with a changed consumer base and market size.  The impact that the COVID-19 virus is having on America’s location-based entertainment industry is devastating. If not already closed, soon every location-based entertainment center (LBE), which includes all the family entertainment centers (FECs) and theme parks, will be totally dark. Customers won’t be walking through the doors, staff will be unemployed, but rent, debt, utility and many other expenses won’t stop. …

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Therme Group’s 700,000 sq ft wellbeing resort at Trafford Park

Manchester: ‘transformative’ wellbeing resort approved

Therme Group’s plans for a 700,000 sq ft wellbeing resort at Trafford Park have been unanimously approved by councillors, with work expected to start on site in 2021. The project, which is targeted to open to the public in 2023, is being brought forward after the local council approved a string of relocations of other properties in Trafford Park last month to make way for the resort. Under the plans, Therme Manchester is to occupy the 28-acre site currently occupied by EventCity, which will relocate to the nearby Soccer Dome, while Soccer…

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