The iconic Regent building in Hinckley town centre is finally set to open its doors with a bang in February after six months of refurbishments.
The building on Rugby Road, Hinckley, has been disused since it closed as a bingo hall in 2014.
It had fallen into disrepair and has been given a facelift as a bar cafe, which is set to open its doors to the public with live music and food aplenty.
All the charm it had in its heyday in the 1920’s has been retained, albeit with a modern twist. Many of its original fixtures and fittings still remain, including a beautiful l1920’s chandelier.
Luke Thomas, 26, Director of the business said: “It’s great to finally have got to this point, all the hours, blood, sweat and tears have finally paid off and it now looks fantastic.”
The bar is set to open on February 20 with an open event starting at 12 noon running through to midnight.
There will be live music from local bands and food in abundance, the event is set to be an enjoyable day for people of all ages.
Hinckley local Clare Veasey, Sharpless Road, Burbage said: “Having lived in Hinckley for over 40 years the building has been a staple of the towns skyline.
“It was sad to see such an iconic building going to rack and ruin. It’s fantastic to see someone has finally given it the care and attention it deserves.”
The Regent building was originally opened in the 1920’s as a theatre and has had many facelifts over the years from cinemas to bingo halls.
Many of the town’s residents have used it at points throughout their lives and it has become a piece of Hinckley’s history.