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Former manager of the Rocket Club Allan Sartori

Businessman stripped of land after Broad Street row ends up in court

Allan Sartori, well-known in the city for his management stints at Ronnie Scott’s and the Rocket Club, has been removed as the registered proprietor of the strip of pavement following a tortuous four-year legal battle with Laurence Reddy

Broad Street's Gatecrasher

Licensing chiefs to decide Gatecrasher's future over drugs and violence claims

Police asked Birmingham City Council to review Gatecrasher’s licence after complaining about stabbings, cannabis smoking and violence on Broad Street.

Cllr Mike Leddy, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Jeff Lynne and Jasper Carrott, at the Library of Birmingham for Jeff Lynne's Broad Street Walk of Stars ceremony.

Stars turn out for ELO founder

ELO founder and frontman Jeff Lynne was awarded a star on the Broad Street Walk of Stars at a ceremony at the Library of Birmingham.

Jeff Lynne at Children in Need Rocks

ELO's Jeff Lynne: The lad from Birmingham who reunited The Beatles

Electric Light Orchestra legend Jeff Lynne returns to Birmingham to take his place on Broad Street's Walk of Stars. Paul Cole asks about his place in history

The Who Owns Central Birmingham report by GVA

Birmingham city centre is 30% foreign-owned - GVA report

4.3 million sq ft of commercial and retail space in the city centre is owned or part-owned by foreigners

The canal around Icknield Port Loop

MIPIM 2014: Key developments looking for investors

Icknield Port Loop is a large scale development opportunity for a residential led mixed use scheme.

Bowler Motorsport modified Defender 90s

Race is on for classic Land Rover

Land Rover Defenders are set to show their sporty side at a special rally series which kicks off this weekend.

Broad Street's Gatecrasher

Gatecrasher creditors will get nothing despite £2m owed

A progress report into the ‘pre-pack’ administration of the Birmingham-based nightclub group reveals that 233 creditors have been left out of pocket to the tune of £2,081,840

Broad Street's Gatecrasher

Why do the little guys always suffer in 'pre-pack' carve-ups?

It's a fine line to cross between the effusive outpourings of the public relations industry and the real story – and it sometimes takes a while to negotiate that crucial line.

Alpha Tower as it looks today

Alpha Tower set for investment after £14m sale

The 196,000 sq ft tower has been bought by the Anglo Scandinavian Estates Group, which will now invest £9 million in a major refurbishment

The Rocket Club, on Broad Street

Judge likens lap dancing club pavement ownership battle to "gladiatorial combat"

Mr Justice Morgan made his comments at the end of a retrial in the High Court sitting in Birmingham between well-known businessmen Laurence Reddy and Allan Sartori over a piece of pavement outside the Rocket Club in Broad Street

Jeff Lynne performs on Children In Need Rocks 2013

Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne honoured with Birmingham star

Songwriter behind classics such as  Mr Blue Sky joins list of people to be commemorated on Broad Street

Shabana Mahmood

MP hits out at plan for another Broad Street lap dancing club

Letters opposing a new Broad Street venue, called Paradise, have poured in from businesses, the Repertory Theatre and an MP

The former Birmingham Municipal Savings Bank on Broad Street.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: 'Thrift radiates happiness' at UK's first municipal bank

In the basement, along a mirrored corridor, a door of 12 inch thick steel leads you through the two-feet-thick concrete walls into the safety deposit strongroom

Arena Central

Birmingham's Arena Central to echo the urban style of New York and Paris

Work has restarted at a stalled £400 million Birmingham city centre scheme designed to echo the urban styles of New York and Paris.

Victoria Square House

Chinese slow to take up property purchases in Birmingham

American and European firms still the major investment players.

Quayside Tower on Broad Street

Refurb plans after Chinese takeover of major tower

Peng Global Holdings plans to refurbish the 17-storey Quayside Tower in Broad Street

Quayside Tower on Broad Street

Landmark move as Chinese buy Broad Street tower

Quayside Tower on Broad Street has been taken over by investors from the Far East

Alpha Tower (left) will remain but the the rest of Arena Central is to be demolished

Arena Central buildings to be demolished to encourage developers

Former ATV studios and former register office near Broad Street to be cleared

Alpha Tower as it looks today

Dozens express interest in cut-price Alpha Tower

CBRE has been instructed to sell the 200,000 sq ft office for £10.25 million – significantly below the £42.5 million Catalyst’s European Property Fund paid Arena Central Developments for it in 2008


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