It was back in February this year that Prezzo permanently closed its only Isle of Wight restaurant, with the building sitting empty since.
Now it has been confirmed that Loungers UK – a chain of 140+ bars across the UK – will be taking on the premises, which once housed Newport’s Post Office.
The new cafe/bar will be known as Correo Lounge and is expected to be neighbourhood orientated, combining elements of a restaurant, British pub and coffee shop culture.
A total of 25 jobs are expected to be created by the opening of Correo.
The nearest Lounges are currently in Southsea (Panero) or Southampton (Maritmo and Trago).