Press Release



Own Leicester's Best Restaurant from just £50.

New Restaurant Queen Victoria Arts Club, opening May 2018, is offering you the opportunity to be a restaurant owner.

Open to the public the restaurant & bar will target theatre goers, businesses & special nights out. It will emulate the atmosphere of a Victorian Arts Club with opulent décor, maitre’d and table service. There will be private dining rooms and opportunities for the public to become ‘members’ with priority booking, discounts and additional privileges.

The Restaurant will be housed in the newly refurbished Queens Building adjacent to Athena & Curve – built for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and rich in history, though most recently used as a snooker club, karaoke bar and night club.

The buildings full redevelopment is being completed by Park Portfolio with Staniforths Architects to create luxury apartments, on the market with James Sellecks sales are going well. “It’s taken a long time to get this ugly duckling of a building back to its former self and we are looking forward to unveiling the finished building very soon” Andrew Watson of Park Portfolio.

Cassie Soulsby is creating the ultimate eating out experience in the most perfect & prominent location in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Cassie has an MBA from DeMontfort University and over 20 years of experience opening and running multi-award winning restaurants & bars including 2 AA Rosette and Which? Midlands Restaurant of the Year Entropy Restaurant and Visit England Award winning The Exchange opposite Curve.

“This is a really exciting project, in one of Leicester’s most beautiful buildings and in the heart of the Cultural Quarter which is seeing a rapid period of growth. I am putting all of my 20+ years of expertise in restaurant, bars and hospitality to create an experience unique to Leicester.” Cassie Soulsby.

The restaurant project is set to cost £700,000 and the crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise £400,000. Investors will benefit from an attractive shares scheme plus ownership privileges such as discounts, free meals and behind the scenes tours.

The Crowdfunding campaign, which will be launching in the next few weeks, will be selling up to 60% of the holding Company QVAC Ltd with investment opportunities starting at £50 with perks and rewards for values up to and over £50,000. The recently launched website has already generated huge interest.

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Notes to Editor

Cassie Soulsby Bsc Hons Physics, Manchester University & MBA, DeMontfort University

Exchange Bar, Cultural Quarter 2011 - date

Entropy Bar & Restaurant, Hinckley Road 2000 - 2010

Entropy Restaurant Dover Street 2004 - 2007

Chair of Cultural Quarter Business Association 2011 - 2016, now Director CQA/Cultural Quarter Leicester CIC, 2016- date

QVAC Ltd will have SEIS & EIS availability for investors.