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New restaurant set to open in The Crescent

Published Wednesday, 04 September 2019

A NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT is set to open in The Crescent, the mixed retail and leisure scheme in Hinckley town centre.

The Borough Council has just agreed terms with Santhi Restaurant to take over the prominent corner unit formerly occupied by Rossini. Subject to final legal agreement, the new restaurant is due to open later this year.

It will be Leicester-based Santhi’s third restaurant in the county. Director of the family owned business, Senthooran Surendran, explained the interior will be refurbished to a high standard before the restaurant opens: “We are delighted to have successfully reached an agreement with Hinckley & Bosworth Council and look forward to creating a venue which locals of Hinckley can be proud of.”

The new restaurant is located in Block C of the Crescent, the council-owned section of the development which also includes Cineworld Cinema, Tarro Lounge, Wildwood, The Elbow Room, FAB food and Mobility & Lifestyle. Earlier this year councillors opted to retain the council’s stake of the development in public ownership. The Borough Council receives a net rental income of around £300,000 a year from the site which has helped to keep council tax for residents amongst the lowest in the country.

Council Leader Stuart Bray said:

I’d like to welcome Santhi to Hinckley and look forward to seeing this new restaurant flourish in their new location. The company’s decision to choose The Crescent for their successful business is yet another reason why retaining Block C was the right choice for taxpayers.  Not only does it help the council to actively invest in the town centre for residents and visitors but the income from the site also helps to keep council tax low.