Ooh la la, a snip and a sip in Kings Heath to look forward to when lockdown eases

A French-styled barber’s shop with restaurant, and a champagne bar above, is probably one of the more exotic and unusual deals to be announced during the current coronavirus lockdown.

Commercial property agents Bond Wolfe have let 6-8 Alcester Road in Kings Heath, Birmingham, to ALLM Ltd on a five year lease. The new business will trade as “Boomers”.

The deal means the shopping parade owned by Birmingham quoted investment company Real Estate Investors plc is now fully let.

James Mattin, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “The retail property market has never faced such challenging times as it is right now, so we are delighted to have concluded this letting during in such a difficult climate.

“We remain very much open for business and are continuing to receive new inquiries across all sectors, and we are very pleased to be able to release such a good news story amid all the doom and gloom.

“This deal was almost 12 months in preparation with planning, design and other issues to be resolved along the way.

“But we are delighted that the tenants have stuck to the task, and when it came to completion were happy to proceed, with an eye to the future when life returns to normal and we will all be long overdue for a haircut and definitely need some fizz to cheer us up!”

The property is a double unit on the popular south Birmingham shopping parade and has Sainsburys as a neighbour with shops such as Barnardos also close by.

The ground floor area will have an all-day barbers’ shop and also a restaurant that stays open till late, and the first floor will be home to a stylish champagne bar.

The new business is the brainchild of thee directors including Andra Borcila.

She said: “Boomers is a new and exciting concept that combines champagne bar elegance with sophisticated French barbershop styling and high quality cuisine in a gourmet restaurant setting.

“The inspiration is French in design and delivery, bringing together multiple influences to create a truly unique experience dedicated to embracing luxury and relaxation with a comfortable, laid back ambiance.”

Landlord REI plc was advised by law firm Clark Brookes Turner Cary and ALLM Ltd by Knights plc.

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For further information, please contact:

James Mattin, Managing Partner,

Bond Wolfe, West Plaza, 8th Floor, High Street, West Bromwich B70 6JJ

0121 525 0600 or 0121 524 1172,


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Editors’ notes

Bond Wolfe is an established commercial property practice based in West Bromwich. Its services include commercial property sales and lettings, property investment and development throughout the West Midlands.