Thursfields complete legal work for new Italian restaurant opening in Birmingham’s Mailbox

A new Italian restaurant is delighting diners with its terrace and outdoor seating in Birmingham’s Mailbox, with legal advice on the new venture provided by Thursfields Solicitors.

Robert Pettigrew, a director in the Commercial Property department at Thursfields, worked with the owners on the agreement and lease for the venue known as Lucarelli.

The authentic Italian restaurant is already open for outdoor dining, with a 24-cover terrace and a 16-cover outdoor dining area just outside the Mailbox, with parasols exclusively for Lucarelli customers.

Meanwhile, once lockdown restrictions are fully lifted, the restaurant and terrace area will seat up to 150 guests.

Mr Pettigrew said: “It’s great to see restaurants not only opening again but in Lucarelli’s case launching themselves in new and exciting locations, and I was delighted to work with the Lucarelli team on the necessary legal documents.

“The restaurant occupies a prime canalside position and includes a fantastic new glass terrace area overlooking Birmingham’s iconic canals, with additional and exclusive tables outside which makes it really attractive.

“It was important to understand the concept behind Lucarelli so that we could ensure its specific requirements were met.”

Lucarelli has moved in and refurbished the premises formerly occupied by the Red Peppers restaurant.

The eatery has filled the terrace with white flowers, crisp white tablecloths, plush seating and a side window that drops down 2ft to provide waterside views.

Potted olive trees also surround the terrace to add to the continental theme, and there is a retractable roof to deal with both sunny and rainy days.

A spokeswoman for Lucarelli said: “We’d like to send a big thank you to Thursfields Solicitors for making sure all that legal detail was correct so that we could open out terrace and outdoor areas without a hitch.”

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