AUG 01] SKYDOME / ORANGE HOUSE NEWS
Orange House Effect Warms To Coventry
giant Luminar Leisure is investing £1.5 million in a new outlet at
its SkyDome complex in Coventry.
company will open an Orange House bar and pub on 24 August creating
between 30 and 40 new jobs.
CHRIS TEAGUE AT THE NEW
has selected Coventry to be the home of only the fourth Orange House
in the new chain after the success of the SkyDome.
number of Orange Houses across the UK is set to double before
Christmas and Coventry will be the most northerly unit.
House brand manager Chris Teague said the company had looked at
numerous locations before choosing Coventry.
have been very successful in Coventry but Orange House is
something different from what we already offer. It is more of a
traditional public house with a twist, and has an emphasis on good
food, drink and service.
are not a nightclub and, with an 11pm licence, will complement the
other businesses at SkyDome. Music is at a level which encourages
conversation and we have built up a strong after-work market at
our other units. We would expect the same to be true in Coventry.
also major on important sporting events, usually showing them on a
large screen and serving customers at tables.”
Teague said Orange House had already started interviewing job
have had an excellent response and have been impressed with the
standard of applicant. We are finding that people respond well to
the SkyDome because of the way it has changed nightlife in
Coventry, we have had a very positive reaction from everyone.
are taking on staff ranging from a new manager to glass collectors
and a cleaning team.”