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First it was Zizzi, now Byron is the latest restaurant group to have designs on the old ABC cinema in New Street

Hamburger chain Byron has designs on former New Street cinema

Last year it was poised to welcome Italian chain Zizzi but now the old ABC and Regent building is set to house the West Midlands' first Byron restaurant

Carluccio’s restaurant announced as part of Solihull town centre renaissance

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre

Lidl has resubmitted its plans to demolish this Fitness First gym and replace it with a new supermarket

Lidl pushes on with Fitness First demolition plan

Budget supermarket chain resubmits application for Stirchley gym and neighbouring bowling alley as it seeks to expand its foothold in Birmingham further

Gusto's restaurant in Manchester will have a sister site in Birmingham later this year

Gusto and The Alchemist confirm Birmingham launches

Bar and restaurant brands will launch new venue in The Grand as the long-running regeneration of the historic building continues apace

The Stephenson Street entrance to Grand Central

Grand Central shopping centre SOLD for massive £335 million

Birmingham City Council sells flagship centre to Bullring owner Hammerson

Ranjit Boparan Singh

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.6 - Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh

Things seem to be on the up at Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh's 2 Sisters Food Group, with a big reduction in losses and renewed investment in the company’s operations

Woon Wing Yip

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.38= - Woon Wing Yip

At Woon Wing Yip's Chinese food businesses, profits have dipped slightly, affected by a challenging business environment, exchange rate fluctuations and commodity price rises

Peter Blakemore

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.38= - Peter Blakemore

Peter Blakemore is managing director of Wolverhampton-based food wholesalers A F Blakemore and Sons

Tony Deep Wouhra MBE

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.47 - Tony Deep Wouhra & family

An increase in revenues at Black Country food company East End Foods has resulted in a £3 million shareholder dividend for 2015

Pubco Brunning & Price is eyeing the BMI building in Edgbaston for its first Birmingham venue

180-year-old Edgbaston building to be turned into pub

Brunning & Price specialises in converting historic buildings into pubs and has set is sights on a first launch in Birmingham

AshbyCapital has unveiled plans to revamp and rebrand Colmore Plaza

New gym and café for Colmore Plaza in £3.5m revamp

Prominent city centre business address to undergo renovation which will also a cycle hub and rebrand

This former branch of HSBC is set to be turned into a Dares bar

Davenports to open new Dares bar in Moseley

Historic brewery brings forward second bar launch this month as it continues to invest in its estate and tap into interest in craft beers

Dares beers produced by Davenports brewery

Cheers! Davenports to open first new bar in Birmingham for more than 30 years

Legendary Birmingham brewer famous for its 'beer at home' adverts to breath new life into former police station

Moseley is set to get a Pizza Express

Fears for Moseley's 'ambience' after Pizza Express becomes latest chain

Pizza Express is set to open on Alcester Road after proposals to convert retail units into a restaurant were given the green light

Coun Barbara Dring wants greater transparency with food hygiene ratings

Birmingham licensing chief calls for food hygiene transparency

Head of licensing and public protection committee at city council wants all food outlets to display their own hygiene ratings

CGI of the new Park Regis hotel at Five Ways island

New restaurants arriving in Birmingham next year

Our round-up takes a look at who is planning to open new venues during 2016 including the sky bar at Five Ways and swanky chain The Alchemist in Colmore Row

A CGI of plans for an outlet village in Cannock

Government go-ahead for 'Bicester Village of the West Midlands'

Work on the Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, dubbed the West Midlands’ version of Bicester, can now begin in 2016

Former Barclays branch in Moseley

Controversial Costa Coffee in Moseley gets green light

Plans for the chain to open at an old bank in Moseley resulted in a dramatic response on social media

Glynn Purnell outside his eponymous restaurant in Cornwall Street

Purnell's and Adam's restaurants feature in top 100 list

Two of Birmingham's leading restaurants named among the UK's best 100 by Harden's 2016 as a string of eateries are included in the annual guide

Griff Holland (left) and Ed Brown, co-founders of Friska which is opening next year in Brindleyplace

Friska to launch in Brindleyplace

Fast food chain is opening its first outlet in Birmingham as part of plans to expand nationwide over the next five years

Videos & Photos

Upton Manor in Haselor, Warwickshire.

Grade II listed Warwickshire manor has seen many centuries of comings and goings

Amesbury Manor in Amesbury Road, Moseley, Birmingham.

Victorian 10-bed in Moseley gives you all manor of options

Woodfield Barn in Northampton Lane, Ombersley, Worcestershire.

Alfresco dining heaven in perfect period home


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