The Italian restaurant in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are said to be deliberating an expansion by converting the upstairs flat into a second dining space.
Pasta di Piazza‘s owners are planning to nearly double in size with the suspected expansion, to sustain more capacity as they have been having to turn away customers because they have been lacking in space for them.
The restaurant is based near St Paul’s Square and in regards to the conversion, they hope to renovate the three-bedroom apartment above the restaurant to include seating as well as storage and toilets.
Pasta di Piazza can at the present moment host up to one hundred guests in the building – a former factory stretching back to the 1870s – but seating figures have set to be increased by eighty covers and an opportunity to be offered up with five new job role openings.
The owners are also looking to extend the kitchen and install a new staircase to become the focal access point between the basement and the first floor.
Trading has been a consecutive thing for the restaurant, although Roni Ferro, owner of the Italian venue commented on how this is the first major development that is to be carried out since the launch of the restaurant.
“We have done some renovation work over the years but nothing to this scale,” Ferro said. “We do get extremely busy, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, and find we are turning people away because we don’t have the space, so we definitely need this extension.
“We’ve no idea of the cost of the project at the moment because we’re just focusing on getting the planning permission in place. It’s hard to put any dates on it until we receive that permission, but we hope to start the redevelopment next year and have it ready for Christmas 2015.”