Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Westgate Pavilion Ceases Trading

Ramsgate music entrepreneur and Westgate Pavilion lessee Kevin Crace has just sent me this email:

Hi Richard,

Hope you are well.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, Westgate Pavilion has ceased trading today with immediate effect.

I will pop a press release out over the coming days, but if you want a quick update, please feel free to call me.


Kevin Crace

Sad news indeed. Kevin, who also recently reopened the St James Bar here in the Millionaires' Playground, saved the Westgate Shed, er, Pavilion for the Thanet nation back in October 2008. Now it appears to be facing an uncertain future again.

Still, it's not all bad news for God's-Waiting-Room-on-Sea as I hear Medb (pronounced 'Maeve') Films have upped sticks from their Royal Harbour Hotel home here in Ramsgate and relocated to Westgate. Let's hope the local crumblies can stand the excitement of spotting slebs like Paul McGann, Brenda Blethyn and Bobbo Skins walking up the red carpet outside the Carlton Cinema!

Update: Thanet Council has now put out a press release confirming the closure of Westgate Pavilion, pending a new tenant being found. Click here for more.


Anonymous said...

Its closed because Crace couldnt organise a piss up in a brewery and hasnt been near the pavillion since he took over St James bar which aint doing as well as he hoped coz the bloke is useless - full of good ideas but bloody useless. One of my fav entertainers played at St James - no promotion, no one knew, no one turned up, i find out after the event most pissed off and Crace couldnt give a shit. Bye bye st James too i reckon and good riddance Crace

Anonymous said...

anon again!
Wow, that's tough judgement. Poor bloke hand re-built the place. Is he to lose all that? How much is the debt?

Anonymous said...

well he knew it was coming so why did he continue to book the Pavilion and take deposits from people for wedding receptions, anniversaries ect...will the deposits ect be returned???? I bet not

Anonymous said...

Ive heard he never pays his staff at st james and spends too much time drinking coke