Billericay's Vetro bar to reopen for ‘mature’ clients

Billericay's Vetro bar to reopen for ‘mature’ clients

Billericay's Vetro bar to reopen for ‘mature’ clients

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A NEW upmarket bar for “mature discerning clientele” is set to open in Billericay.

Ian Reading has taken over the former Vetro bar in Western Road, and plans to relaunch it as Bar Zero.

He hopes to create up to 15 jobs and have the venue open in April.

The former champagne bar went up for sale in January for £150,000, despite the previous owners spending up to £550,000 doing it up.

Mr Reading wants neighbouring residents in Western Road and Norsey Road to feel at ease with plans to reopen the bar.

He has even invited them to meet him for a drink and a chat to find out more about his plans. He said: “We want to put people’s minds at rest that it will be done properly.

“We are going to do some positive things. It’s going to be a very stylish, sophisticated bar for a mature discerning clientele.”

High-end wines, beers and spirits will be served, as well as an extensive list of cocktails.

A full list of changes has not yet been decided, and is due to be revealed by mid- March.

Mr Reading is also planning to hire chefs, bar staff, cleaners, cocktail tenders, waitresses and glass washers, creating 12 to 15 jobs.

He previously owned Mr B’s, been a DJ and entertainment director at ToTs, and has also spun records in Zero 6, all in Southend. Bar Zero is an extension of his online radio business zeroradio.co.uk Mr Reading added: “I have been involved in bars and clubs all my life.

“I’m very excited to come to Billericay, it has fantastic potential.”

The previous champagne bar underwent an upgrade estimated to cost £550,000 in November 2012. Tinted windows were installed along with designer lighting and materials imported from Italy.

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4:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ? carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Sun 2 Mar 14

J Arthur Rank says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
Oooh, I do hope so but “mature discerning clientele” in Billericay? More likely to attract immature overpaid and over bonused persons of dubious value if my experience is anything to go by.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]Oooh, I do hope so but “mature discerning clientele” in Billericay? More likely to attract immature overpaid and over bonused persons of dubious value if my experience is anything to go by. J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 1

5:35pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Elephantman2 says...

They plan to change the name to Webbers evidently :)
They plan to change the name to Webbers evidently :) Elephantman2
  • Score: 1

6:06pm Sun 2 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Joyce will fit in perfectly
Joyce will fit in perfectly DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

could do with the place in Leigh, i loved the old Zero6.
could do with the place in Leigh, i loved the old Zero6. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Sybian Sue says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
Yes.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]Yes. Sybian Sue
  • Score: 3

10:14pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one.

You need to be "mature and discerning".
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning". Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Letmetryagain says...

Does he really think that “mature discerning clientele” go to these sort of places.
Does he really think that “mature discerning clientele” go to these sort of places. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 3

11:06pm Sun 2 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one.

You need to be "mature and discerning".
Will you frequent the venue Kim?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]Will you frequent the venue Kim? ThisYear
  • Score: 2

9:37am Mon 3 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
could do with the place in Leigh, i loved the old Zero6.
your right, leigh definitely needs a pick up joint....... maybe the grand will deliver if norcross gets his finger out ?
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: could do with the place in Leigh, i loved the old Zero6.[/p][/quote]your right, leigh definitely needs a pick up joint....... maybe the grand will deliver if norcross gets his finger out ? pembury53
  • Score: 0

11:45am Mon 3 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
Speaking from experience? Or just being rude and obnoxious as always?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]Speaking from experience? Or just being rude and obnoxious as always? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 3

1:03pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Abington86 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy.

She has added nothing to the discussion.

Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy. She has added nothing to the discussion. Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant? Abington86
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Mon 3 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Abington86 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy.

She has added nothing to the discussion.

Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?
Her politics?
[quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy. She has added nothing to the discussion. Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?[/p][/quote]Her politics? ThisYear
  • Score: 1

1:21pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Abington86 says...

does she keep cats?
does she keep cats? Abington86
  • Score: 3

2:35pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Abington86 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy.

She has added nothing to the discussion.

Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?
Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.
[quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy. She has added nothing to the discussion. Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?[/p][/quote]Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Mon 3 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
Abington86 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy.

She has added nothing to the discussion.

Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?
Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.
Being past MILF status she is more like GILF status, which would make anyone angry, and able to post comments at 4 in the morning...
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy. She has added nothing to the discussion. Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?[/p][/quote]Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.[/p][/quote]Being past MILF status she is more like GILF status, which would make anyone angry, and able to post comments at 4 in the morning... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

7:12am Tue 4 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Abington86 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy.

She has added nothing to the discussion.

Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?
Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.
Being past MILF status she is more like GILF status, which would make anyone angry, and able to post comments at 4 in the morning...
She really is an angry woman that Kim.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy. She has added nothing to the discussion. Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?[/p][/quote]Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.[/p][/quote]Being past MILF status she is more like GILF status, which would make anyone angry, and able to post comments at 4 in the morning...[/p][/quote]She really is an angry woman that Kim. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 2

7:58pm Tue 4 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Abington86 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?
you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".
As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy.

She has added nothing to the discussion.

Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?
Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.
Being past MILF status she is more like GILF status, which would make anyone angry, and able to post comments at 4 in the morning...
She really is an angry woman that Kim.
Frustrated to the point her eyes are rolling in her head...I think you got it right when you said what she was lacking..
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Will it be the place to pick up the odd MILF ?[/p][/quote]you couldn't cope with one. You need to be "mature and discerning".[/p][/quote]As ever another barbed comment from Miss Gandy. She has added nothing to the discussion. Does anyone know why she is constantly so unpleasant?[/p][/quote]Lack of nookie maybe? She sounds sexually repressed.[/p][/quote]Being past MILF status she is more like GILF status, which would make anyone angry, and able to post comments at 4 in the morning...[/p][/quote]She really is an angry woman that Kim.[/p][/quote]Frustrated to the point her eyes are rolling in her head...I think you got it right when you said what she was lacking.. ThisYear
  • Score: 1

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