Guy Ritchie amène le Pub à New York et L.A.
18 December 2009 12:21
Madonna's ex-husband Guy Ritchie wants to turn his London pub into an international chain - he plans to open branches in New York City and Los Angeles.
The director bought The Punch Bowl, in the British capital's Mayfair, while he was married to the pop superstar and was allowed to keep his beloved pub in their divorce settlement.
And Ritchie is so enamoured with the drinking establishment, he plans to expand his pub empire by opening sister venues in the Big Apple and Hollywood.
Ritchie's business partner Nick House, says, "We want to start with a branch in New York first. It will be just like the one in Mayfair, styled like a traditional country pub with traditional pub food and real ales that we'd like to import from Britain. We're looking around the centre of Manhattan near Central Park.
“Then we'd like to open in Los Angeles. Lot's of people keep saying that there aren't enough drinking places with outside seating in L.A., so we'd love to open a place with a traditional English beer garden.”
The news comes shortly after officials in London ordered Ritchie to scale down parties at The Punch Bowl, following a slew of complaints from neighbours about the noise coming from the venue.
Ritchie and his co-proprietors have been told to keep patrons indoors after 8pm and to scale down their private parties.
Source: Contactmusic News.