THE Pizza Express premises in Knutsford are up for let through estate agency Williams Sillitoe.

The King Street branch reopened in July after being closed for three months because of the coronavirus lockdown, and escaped closure plans announced by Pizza Express in August.

Pizza Express announced it was to close 73 of its restaurants across the UK, putting at risk up to 1,100 jobs.

The King Street premises are described by Williams Sillitoe as ‘a fully fitted ground floor and lower ground floor restaurant premises with an industrial-chic décor’.

To the rear the restaurant opens up to a bar area, large dining area with about 120 covers and kitchen area.

Zoe Bowley, Pizza Express’s managing director for the UK and Ireland, said in August: "Unfortunately, the impact of the global pandemic has meant we have had to make some incredibly tough decisions to safeguard Pizza Express for the long term."

The company said it had finalised a proposal to reduce its restaurant and rental costs via a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

It said that although most of its restaurants were profitable before lockdown was imposed, earnings had been declining across the Pizza Express estate for the past three years.

It added that the reduction in revenue caused by the enforced closure of all restaurants, the cost of reopening and the UK’s uncertain economic future meant its rental costs were no longer sustainable.

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