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Award-winning bar & live music venue in Newcastle city centre for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is delighted to bring to market, Hoochie Coochie, a city centre bar and live music venue in Newcastle.

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Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle

Opened in 2011, Hoochie Coochie is an award-winning venue designed for people to enjoy funk, soul and jazz music in the heart of Newcastle. The bar is ideally located on Pilgrim Street, a thriving licensed and leisure circuit brimming with bars, restaurants, retail shops and hotels, and licensed to open until 2am Friday-Saturday, and 1am Monday-Thursday.

Hoochie Coochie has come to the market as the current tenant wishes to retire after 13 successful and very enjoyable years of running the business. This presents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced operator to take over a free-of-tie lease with a private landlord.

The business has been successful in its current format for a number of years however, it lends its self to a variety of uses. Formerly a restaurant, there is scope to bring the kitchen back in to use and re-introduce a food offering.

The nearby area is earmarked for a multi-million pound business, leisure and hospitality redevelopment scheme, including a luxury Hotel Gotham, STACK at Worswick Chambers, as well as the HMRC office building which is under construction. Bank House has already opened and has driven significant increased footfall to this part of the city.

David Cash, Regional Director for Pubs & Restaurants is handling the sale and comments, “Hoochie Coochie is an institution in Newcastle and a stalwart of the live music scene. The location is second to none and Pilgrim St is set to become even busier with all of the development underway on this side of the city. The Hoochie Coochie brand is a niche concept and may be available to purchase to the right applicant, but if a buyer didn’t want the brand and had their own concept, the leasehold interest and premises license only are also available. We have already had approaches from a number of parties who see huge potential in the location/premises and would look to completely reposition the offer to suit their own model.”

Warren Thomson, owner of Hoochie Coochie comments, “I set up Hoochie Coochie as a hobby initially and until 2020 traded as a not-for-profit organisation. As a lover of black music, I devoted the club to promoting the music I love. This past 13 years I’ve had hundreds of events & parties, watching unbelievable performers with customers who’ve become friends. At my age now though, I think it’s about time I slowed down a bit! The HC brand and reputation means an awful lot to me and to give that over to somebody, I have to be confident in their ability to carry it forward. All that said, customers should be assured that it’s business as usual for us until such time we do sell!”

For further information on this press release, contact:     

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7227 0794 or E:

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