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Pipe of Port relaunches with new Rat Pack night
1:00pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A POPULAR restaurant has been taken off the market and is to be revived as a live music venue.
The Pipe of Port in Southend High Street will host regular Rat Pack style nights kicking off on Friday October 19.
Owners Steve Jones and his business partner and sister-n-law Janet Cliff put The Pipe of Port up for sale in July for £325,000 but have changed tact and instead decided to relaunch.
Steve, who has been at the Pipe for 31 years, said: “Janet had deep reservations about it and not much was happening with the sale.
“We decided it wasn’t such a good idea to sell and thought about what would happen if we stayed. So we’ve decided to hang on in there and since we told people we’ve been really touched. We’ve had 100s of messages of support from customers pleased we’ve changed our minds. It’s really heart warming.”
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