High hopes for the future Redcar's Beacon cafe

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Olwyn Peters pictured with Jane Gallogly and Ian Woodcock Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Olwyn Peters pictured with Jane Gallogly and Ian Woodcock

A COUPLE chosen to run the Redcar Beacon cafe are hoping for a successful summer season to get the business up and running.

The cafe/restaurant in the building - formerly better known as the vertical pier - is due to open in the spring.

And its opening has moved a significant step closer with the appointment of local restaurateurs Westbrook Restaurants to take charge of the new venture.

The cafe will be a “Seasons” restaurant, run by partners Ian Woodcock and Jane Gallogly.

She said: “Our name ‘Seasons’ reflects the fact that we use locally sourced, home produced food – so it is of course seasonal – we offer simple food done very well.

“We are passionate about the food we sell – including the tea and coffee all of our tea is loose leaf tea and our coffee is triple certified – Rainforest Alliance, Organic and Fairtrade.”

The Beacon forms a central part of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s seafront regeneration of the town.

Cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, Councillor Olwyn Peters said: “The Beacon is a landmark building at the heart of the new look seafront and we believe it will encourage visitors to come to Redcar to see what’s new on the horizon.”

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