A LONG-AWAITED brasserie, bar and restaurant will open at Shoebury East Beach next summer.

Work will start on the new two-storey development, called the Beach House which will have a large outdoor dining area and balcony overlooking the sea, this month, the Echo can reveal.

Residents and visitors have been waiting for a permanent eatery at the beauty spot since the old wooden cafe burnt down in a suspected arson attack in 2006.

Full story and details in today's Echo. 

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