Nightclub boss plans to expand businesses

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LUCKY Break Snooker Club and Brazilia nightclub in Bury St Edmunds could both expand over the next few months, following the closure of another business.

Owner Danny Bird has revealed how he hopes to relocate Lucky Break to bigger premises at the old Rollerbury site, while he also preparing to put in a planning application for a VIP room to cater for a further 200 people at Brazilia.

The announcement comes after Mr Bird closed both Lucky Break and his smaller nightclub, Vision – also on Station Hill – two weeks ago.

“Wetherspoons coming to the town has had an impact on Lucky Break. We are taking on the old Rollerbury site from Bartles furniture from August 24. We are going to try to come up with an agreement with the council for us to move Lucky Break up there. If not we still have the current site and we will simply reopen.

“I have got a sentimental attachment to Lucky Break – it was set up by my uncle and his business partner 28 years ago. I’m just trying to bring it into the 21st century. It will be able to accommodate a lot more pool and darts, at the moment space is limited.”

He said he hoped the new Lucky Break could be opened by mid September. At the same time, Mr Bird has closed Vision nightclub – the 14 staff there, part of 42 staff he employs across the three businesses, will transfer to the other two sites.

Mr Bird, who took over Brazilia, last year said he had planned to keep Vision open but that Bury’s night-time economy was not strong enough to sustain four nightclubs in the town.

“I wanted to keep both of them running, but Bury is only big enough for three clubs. One of them had to go and unfortunately it was Vision. Brazilia has capacity for 650 people and vision for 220 so it made sense to keep Brazilia open,” he said.

Bartles furniture is moving to Risbygate Street next month.