Council leaders have insisted they are confident the newly-refurbished foyer at Lynn’s Corn Exchange will go from strength to strength after record takings were reported.
West Norfolk Council’s meeting on Thursday was told that more than £9,000, twice the average income, was taken at the bar during a recent ’80s evening hosted by KL.FM.
David Pope, the authority’s cabinet member for assets, said of the figures: “All of the praise needs to go to the staff.”
But, asked by Labour councillor Andy Tyler if he was concerned that the venue may be affected by other sites opening in the area, Mr Pope said: “These record takings were taken at a time when the market place was in turmoil really.
“One can expect when things run smoothly we could have even better results. I don’t think you can have too much competition because competition brings people in.”
Alistair Beales, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration, confirmed there had been several expressions of interest from companies wanting to trade in the area.