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Thorpe: Empty pub will be back in business after takeover
3:00pm Monday 4th March 2013 in News
LONG-ABANDONED beer taps will be dusted down and flowing again after an empty village pub was snapped up by a new owner.
The Rose and Crown on the High Street in Thorpe has stood empty for more than a year.
But new owner Peter Harrison has bought the pub and is hoping to re-open it before Easter.
He said: “I’ve always been interested in taking over a pub and restaurant so we thought we would buy it.
“It has been empty for a long time and we are really looking forward to building it back up.
“We are looking at about four weeks of hard work to get it into shape for the opening but we are all really looking forward to the challenge.
“It was sad to see the Rose and Crown close in the first place and it should be good for the area to have another family-run business setting up."
Local businessman Mr Harrison hopes to re-open the Rose and Crown the week before Easter.
He is currently applying for a licence from Tendring Council.