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A Final Bumper Edition Of Summer In The Square Is Taking Place This Bank Holiday Weekend

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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The Victoria Square beach huts will also be open for an extended period of time.

As we start to reach the end of the summer season, ColmoreBID is marking the end of its Summer in the Square programme with a bumper weekend to celebrate the Bank Holiday on 26-30 August. After seven weeks of events, the colourful beach huts in Victoria Square will open for the final time with a special Bank Holiday Summer in the Square weekend.

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Coffee shops Java Roastery and Urban Coffee, Argentinian steak restaurant Gaucho, craft ale bar Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, and street food favourite Roastie Toastie will be in the beach huts, serving some of their most popular dishes as well as a range of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There will also be live entertainment over the course of the weekend, provided by Luxury Live, so make sure to bring your dancing shoes. Plus, the huts will be open for an extended period of time, from 11am-6pm, Thursday through till Bank Holiday Monday.

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Delivered by ColmoreBID and developed in partnership with Retail BID and Birmingham City Council, Summer in the Square saw the creation of a new outdoor seating space for people to enjoy at any time during the summer months. The space was created to support the District’s hospitality venues, providing additional seating at a time when social distancing was enforced in venues due to the Covid pandemic.

Michele Wilby, CEO of ColmoreBID, said: “Summer in the Square has been a success on a number of fronts, from providing extra seating for venues to serve food, to bringing back a sense of community to the District and its streets after what has been a truly awful 16 months for many of us.

“The beach huts were only ever a temporary installation, but Victoria Square will continue to be a hive of activity over the coming months with art installations, Christmas and then of course the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The second city may have had a quiet year, but we’re back with a full programme of events, ready to make up for lost time.”

For more information about Summer in the Square and other events organised by ColmoreBID, head to their website here.

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