Artist impression of the Subzero snow centre planned for Middlesbrough

‘Subzero’ centre planned for Middlesbrough

Due to open in 2022, the new UK snow centre will launch in Middlesbrough, with an indoor ski slope, shops and restaurants. Plans are also in place to add a trampoline park, bowling alley and climbing attraction underneath the slope. The plans for SubZero have been approved to build the huge attraction at Middlehaven Dock in Teesside. A 165m ski slope will be the main part of the centre along with a 52m nursery slope for beginners where skiing, snowboarding and even sledging will be available to guests. Documents for…

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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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UK government has advised the public to stay away from pubs (Flickr)

Can UK landlords help struggling leisure tenants?

Last weekend, Anthony Lorenz’s phone was ringing off the hook. Client after client was calling the London-based veteran tenant rep advisor, all with the same problem. Revenue had fallen off a cliff, cash flow was tight and on 25 March the quarterly rent was falling due. “I had clients I hadn’t spoken to for two years, ringing out of the blue, asking for help talking to their landlord,” the managing director of The Lorenz Consultancy said. “We act for some of the biggest clubs, bars and restaurants in the West…

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