Mettricks, which runs food and drink outlets at Guildhall Square and Woolston, has confirmed it’s planning to open a branch in the former Lloyds bank premises in Portswood this spring.
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It’s the building opposite Sainsbury’s that most recently housed Baffi pizza restaurant. That closed in January 2020 after only around two and a half years, blaming rising business rates and a rent increase.
Before that the building was a Lloyds Bank, which finally closed in August 2015.
Mettricks said on Facebook it will be “a place to meet friends for brunch, grab a great tasting coffee, slip away to study or head out for dinner & a cocktail - or two!”
It was issued with a premises licence earlier this month.
The Portswood Road premises previously housing Baffi