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Bierkeller ready to open in former Brannigans nightclub

Bar group Burning Night confirms new sports bar and traditional Bavarian bierkeller will open next week in Birmingham's Broad Street

A new 'bierkeller' bar will open in Broad Street on December 9

The former home of Brannigans nightclub in Birmingham's Broad Street is finally set to reopen this month as a German-themed 'bierkeller'.

Bar operator Burning Night Group has ploughed more than £2 million into the revamp of the derelict venue to create a new 'Bierkeller Entertainment Complex'.

The group already owns bierkeller sites in Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester and its latest venue is expected to created around 300 full- and part-time jobs.

The two-level complex will house three, separately themed bars - Around the World Bar & Lounge, Bavarian Bierkeller and Shooters Sports Bar - when it opens on December 9.

Allan Harper, chief executive of Leeds-based Burning Night Group, said: "It is the second biggest city in the country and it has seen massive investment in recent years so it was the obvious place for us to go when we were looking to grow our own company.

"It is important for us to keep reinvesting in this business and diversify into other city centres where we see potential.

"We spent two years searching for just the right site to accommodate what we do - large, entertainment complexes offering something for everyone.

"We were keen to find a super-prime location to allow us to be at the centre of the city's fantastic nightlife and Broad Street, which attracts 23 million visitors every year, fits that perfectly."

He added: "There has been some economic uncertainty in the past few months but we had an expansion plan and we are determined to stick to that.

"We feel it is absolutely crucial that our company keeps investing and creating jobs in this country."

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