Formal opening of new restaurant

Pictured in Coast Arbroath on Thursday are, from left - Councillor David Fairweather, Mike Hamilton Royal Bank of Scotland Business Development manager, Kent Mitchell K&N Leisure and Nevada Mitchell director Coast.
Pictured in Coast Arbroath on Thursday are, from left - Councillor David Fairweather, Mike Hamilton Royal Bank of Scotland Business Development manager, Kent Mitchell K&N Leisure and Nevada Mitchell director Coast.

ENTREPRENEURIAL brothers Kent and Nevada Mitchell have celebrated the formal opening of Coast, their new club and restaurant in Arbroath.

The brothers welcomed local councillor David Fairweather to their premises on Thursday, along with Mike Hamilton from the company’s banker, The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Kent and Nevada also operate a public house in the town and in 2009 they took on the lease of an empty building which is now the new club and restaurant. A new nightclub was initially created by the brothers and following its growing success they embarked on a project to develop the rest of the building into a high quality restaurant.

RBS provided funding to assist in the development of the nightclub and, along with the bank’s subsidiary Lombard, provided further support for the restaurant. As a result of the expansion, 14 new jobs have been created locally.

Nevada Mitchell said: “This is a very exciting time for our business and we’re delighted that Councillor Fairweather, who has been very supportive, has taken the time to come and visit our new restaurant.

“Our workforce are extremely committed and hard working and this will go a long way to help us achieve long term success for the business. We also very much appreciate the support RBS has provided in helping us to move the business forward and its good to know they’re behind us and our plans.”

Mike Hamilton from RBS commented: “Kent and Nevada bring incredible experience, drive and knowledge to this business and our support recognises their outstanding commitment and professionalism, and reflects our determination to support the investment ambitions of businesses in Scotland.

“These are undoubtedly more challenging economic times for the business community but Kent and Nevada represent all that is good about the entrepreneurial spirit which exists in this part of the country.”

Councillor Fairweather stated: “Despite all the doom and gloom that goes on in Arbroath we only have to look at this new business created by the Mitchell brothers to see that hard work and commitment still pays dividends.

“Angus Council is committed to providing whatever assistance it can to new start-ups and anyone thinking of opening a new business should get in touch with the economic development department or their local councillor.”