Is the Dunkerton empire expanding outside of Gloucestershire?
By James Young | 3rd June 2019
Is a swanky bar in one of Bristol's best post codes the latest addition to the Julian Dunkerton hospitality empire?
His name is not be on the deeds or on the list of directors at the company that owns the business, but the Superdry and Luck Onion entrepreneur has strong links to the new venture.
The Gin and Juice bar will be opened on Park Street, a major road that links Bristol city centre to the desirable suburb of Clifton and is one of the city's best shopping streets.
It will be the third Gin and Juice bar, following on from outlets in Cardiff and Cheltenham - where it is housed in Dunkerton's No. 131 The Promenade - the symbolic headquarters of the Lucky Onion.
The bars are owned by the Vintage Tea and Coffee Company Ltd, who count people with strong Superdry links on their list of directors
The company is run by Stephen Barker - reportedly a life-long friend of the Superdry chief and a director of Cheltenham-based Jackitco, a retailer of clothing in specialist stores.
The plans for 47 Park Street will see a former jewellery store transformed into Gin and Juice were submitted by Cheltenham-based SF Planning, who have worked with Dowdeswell Estates.
The plans and listed building consent have been approved by Bristol City Council and work on the refit will now begin.
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