Burton based commercial property agents, Rushton Hickman Ltd, has let a 5,500 Sq Ft (510.95 Sq M) retail unit located at 6/8 Station St, Burton upon Trent, as a new sports bar and leisure venue. The premises had historically operated as a bar, with several changes of name and ownership over time.

The `Break Room Sports Bar’ is planned to open on Sunday 18th September and was conceptualised by two local businessmen, Ryan Gibbs, and Paul Fox, both of whom are experienced cue sport players.

Ryan said “We will be offering high quality pool and snooker facilities, along with interactive smart darts, which cannot be found anywhere within the local area. These facilities will be accompanied by a fully stocked bar and freshly made cocktails, with live sports shown around the club. The town is currently lacking in entertainment venues, forcing its residents to travel further afield for leisure facilities. Our aim is to offer high quality entertainment facilities within the town centre, to attract people to stay in their local area.”

“We will ultimately promote cue sports to compliment the abundance of talent we have within the county and the high-quality local leagues. This will be backed up by a new concept of `Smart Darts’ which has taken the bigger cities by storm by offering people a new leisure activity and a great time.”

Paul said “The Break Room will provide the people of Burton on Trent with a much-needed entertainment venue, where they are encouraged to bring friends and family along for a competitive but friendly night out. Burton on Trent has a great history of pubs and bars in the town centre, and we feel the very large pool and snooker community within the area will certainly welcome our new club.’

“For a long time, the town has held large and very popular cue sports leagues, with participation ever increasing and we are well placed to offer teams within those leagues a club with the best facilities around. Ryan and I know the cue sports scene extensively, having played at a very high level for many years. With the support of the local town, The Break Room can be the go-to place when planning a night out, for an experience that keeps customers coming back again and again. We hope to have something for everyone, this isn’t just a pool and snooker club. The Break Room Sports Bar will be a venue where people can enjoy a freshly made cocktail with friends or put their competitive streak to the test on one of our activities.”

Left to right: Paul Fox, Simon Walker and Ryan Gibbs.

“The former Camino Bar premises was an obvious choice of property for us to choose, as it is mainly open plan which allows us to maximize the space to accommodate 2 full size snooker tables and 8 English pool tables plus dedicated darts playing area. The location of Burton town centre is absolutely ideal for us.”

“Simon and the whole team at Rushton Hickman provided exceptional service throughout the process and always responded swiftly to respond to any queries. We can’t thank them enough for helping to make our dream happen!”

Rushton Hickman Commercial Property Agent – Simon walker said “This latest town centre letting is yet more fantastic news for the communities of Burton upon Trent and the surrounding areas. To find a suitable tenant, with an ideal use for a large empty town centre retail unit of 5,500 sq ft, is by no means an easy task. We are `over the moon’ to have agreed this letting and of course both tenant and landlord are absolutely delighted that we got a deal agreed for them.”