Frankies Wine Bar is under new ownership


Frankie’s Wine Bar in Hornchurch is under new management thanks to our commercial team and business is booming already.

Spring is in the air and with more opportunities for socialising on the horizon, this month we take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on Frankie’s Wine Bar, an established wine bar in Hornchurch town centre.

Running a successful wine bar is not easy – most of us have been to one but not everyone knows how to keep their customers happy. Frankie’s new owner Paul Elbourne knew just what to do though, after working for a number of years as a member of staff at the popular local venue.

The previous owner had mentioned that she wanted to retire from the business and so Paul decided to purchase the business lock stock (and barrel!).  The Commercial Department at Pinney Talfourd were delighted to provide legal advice and assistance to Paul to achieve his ambition.

The Legal Work

The commercial property team and company commercial team worked together advising Paul upon a new lease and on the purchase of the business. He had two options; either to assign the lease, or the landlord could surrender the current lease and grant a new one to Paul. We also dealt with the purchase of the new business simultaneously.

This was done without a hitch and Paul’s hard work and perseverance has turned his vision into reality and, following completion of the matter in November last year, he plans to expand the existing business by offering the venue for private hire including lunches, seminars and parties.  He has also launched a website to keep clients up to date with activities;

The New Offering

Paul Elbourne said “Frankies wine bar has recently undergone some modernisation in line with my vision which was to offer more to the professional over-25 clientele.  I have already achieved this in a short space of time by offering 4 new draught beers, 3 new ciders, 10 new wines and over a dozen new cocktails. The level of service and attention to detail has been increased by retraining staff and providing VIP service in our brand new bespoke VIP booth which is available for hire and our new roped off area giving exclusive access to the bar.”

The entertainment in the evening has been designed to give the Frankies “feel good factor” which includes playing a variety of music by migrating through different genres to appeal to many different music tastes.  This feel good vibe is enhanced by a brand new BOSE sound system and bespoke lighting.

Frankies Wine Bar is now open more often than ever, showing sports during the week and during the day at weekends commencing with UEFA Euro 2016. State of the art mirror TV’s combined with the new sound system and lighting create a comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable environment to view sport.

All details can be found on their new website 

Paul would like to invite you all to sample his new venture, saying “Frankies Wine bar now offers the feel good factor whether you are viewing sports, drinking some of the finest wine, sampling a selection of cocktails or listening to your favourite feel good tunes in a professional, friendly, chic environment.”

“I look forward to welcoming you all soon.”

Expanding your business

If you are considering expansion or relocating your business please contact our Commercial Department to find out how we can help you. Call 01277 211755 or click here to find out more.

This article was written by Andrea Harley, an Associate Solicitor in our Commercial Property Department at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors. This article is only intended to provide a general summary and does not constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as at May 2015


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