Lancaster restaurant open again

Luigi and Barbara outside their new restaurant, Molinari's in Church Street, Lancaster.
Luigi and Barbara outside their new restaurant, Molinari's in Church Street, Lancaster.

EXACTLY one month after the shock closure of Verdes restaurant in Lancaster, an Italian couple have re-opened the premises for business this week, creating up to 12 jobs.

Luigi and Barbara Molinari, originally from the Lake Como region of Northern Italy, opened Molinari’s in Church Street on Tuesday, February 13.

The couple, who also own Franco’s Restaurant in Longridge, have been running Italian restaurants for over 20 years and said they have been looking for some time for the right venue in Lancaster.

Luigi said: “When we heard that the lease for Verdes had become available we made sure we were first in the queue.

“We’ve spent nearly four weeks cleaning, painting and renewing the restaurant and kitchen, it really is looking great again.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (16-02-12) for full story.