Regent Inns' white knight signs licence for Jongleurs comedy clubs
Friday 30th October 2009 13:30
The newly-formed company that rescued 60 former Regent Inns sites from administration last week has signed a licensing agreement allowing it continue running 10 comedy clubs under the Jongleurs
Regent Inns, which operated sites running under the Walkabout
, Old Orleans
and Jongleurs brands, went into administration on 20 October.
A new company, Intertain, managed by Regent Inns' former directors John Leslie and Mike Foster and by Mike Dowell, who joined from Pitcher & Piano, immediately acquired 60 sites from the administrator, including the 10 Jongleurs venues.
Intertain today announced it has signed a brand licensing agreement with Jongleurs Comedy Limited to continue to run these 10 venues as Jongleurs Comedy Clubs until 2 January 2010.
It said a further announcement on the long-term plans for the comedy venues “will be made shortly”. Regent Inns goes into administration >> Regent Inns to delist from stock market on Monday >> Regent Inns reports £58.1m loss >>
By Daniel Thomas
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