Lewis Craig Blog

L’Osteria make their UK South Coast debut, opening within the very impressive Westquay Watermark scheme, Southampton.

L’Osteria make their UK South Coast debut, opening within the very impressive Westquay Watermark scheme, Southampton. With over 60 restaurants across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Lewis Craig are delighted to be advising L’Osteria with their UK expansion project.

Oliver Bonas take over Earth

With over 45 stores across the UK, Oliver Bonas have recently opened their new store at 37 Eastcastle Street in the West End of London, in good time for the peak season trading period.

Representing Earth Hairdressing, Lewis Craig acted in arranging for the disposal of the premises comprising around 2,500 sq ft over ground and basement floors, along with an additional 1,500 sq ft of upper floor office/ancillary space.

MAC Make-Over Camden

Acting for the freeholder, Lewis Craig have arranged for a letting of retail premises at 279 Camden High Street to MAC Cosmetics.

A strong level of interest was received from a range of retailers looking to secure representation in the stretch of Camden High Street between Camden Town Underground and the world famous Camden Lock Market by Camden Lock Bridge.

Imperial Lounge lands at Airport House

Acting on behalf of Development Securities PLC, Lewis Craig are delighted to announce the recent opening of the Imperial Lounge & Restaurant at their Airport House development in Croydon.

Comprising some 6,000 sq ft, Imperial Lounge & Restaurant will take you on a journey of one of the finest eastern dining experiences in London. The interior’s ambiance has been carefully crafted to match the contemporary cuisine being created here.

Joelson Wilson and Lewis Craig’s article in EP Magazine’s October issue

“Heads up!”

Finding the right premises for your business is important, and you need to get it on terms that suit you, so how do you do that and what are the pitfalls to watch for?

Identifying some suitable commercial premises for your business is one of your first jobs. Once suitable premises have been found, the next stage is to agree the commercial terms on which your business will occupy those premises.

Achille Salvagni Atelier acquires Mayfair flagship

Acting on behalf of Liquidators David Rubin & Partners, Lewis Craig were recently involved with the assignment of the leasehold interest at 12 Grafton Street, Mayfair to Achille Salvagni Atelier. Achille Salvagni, a member of the Italian Order of Registered Architects, and an interior and furniture designer, founded the firm in 2002.

Blüthner Pianos West End Relocation

Blüthner Pianos, represented by Lewis Craig, have opened an impressive new showroom in the heart of the West End, at the landmark 10 Portman Square development situated at the southern end of Baker Street by Portman Square, London W1.

Located alongside Waitrose and Fired Earth, close to Selfridges, the premises comprising some 4,070 sq ft, offer a two level showroom of modern design, featuring additional sound-proofed, air conditioned practice and recording rooms each featuring a grand piano.

A slice of New York from NY Fold

Bringing authentic New York style pizza to London, NY Fold, represented by retained advisers Lewis Craig, have opened their first restaurant at 103 Charing Cross Road, between Soho and Covent Garden.

NY Fold is located in the section of Charing Cross Road between Tottenham Court Road Station and Cambridge Circus, with the double-fronted restaurant offering ground floor space of some 1200 sq ft, plus ancillary basement.

Lewis Craig 2015 Property Chef Runners Up

Our would be chefs, Ben Pistol and Theo Benedyk, narrowly missed out on victory at the DCL and Estates Gazette’s 17th annual cooking competition, held at Covent Garden’s Flesh & Buns restaurant. Having seen off competition from the leisure industry’s finest, our boys went head to head with Colliers Leisure team, in the final cook-off, making Flesh & Buns signature salmon teriyaki dish.

Lewis Craig 2015 Property Chef Runners Up

The contest put the teams through their paces in three heats – cocktail making, cooking and a quiz. A great time was had by all and although our best ever finish in this competition, a thorough review is yet to be held back at Wigmore Street to ensure that Lewis Craig take home top honours next year!

Link to Estate Gazette’s video

Yasmeen restaurant opens in St John’s Wood!

We are delighted to advise that Yasmeen are now open at 1 Blenheim Terrace, St John’s Wood.

Yasmeen restaurant opens in St John’s Wood!

Lewis Craig acted on the sale of the former Italian restaurant to Yasmeen, who are a high quality Lebanese restaurant. Yasmeen have undertaken a complete refurbishment of the entire space, including their fantastic raised outside terrace overlooking the beautiful suburb of St John’s Wood.