ALONG with the reopenings this weekend comes a huge boost for Brighton seafront with a new venue.

It sees the launch of the much-anticipated Shelter Hall Raw food hall. The food partners involved are desrcibed as all local entrepreneurs with a commitment to using as much Sussex produce on their menus as possible.

“Some may say it’s a risky time to open but we disagree”, said Olivia Reid of Shelter Hall Raw. “With a six week turnaround it’s been tight but spirit and passion always override the time restrictions.

“The city has a remarkable hospitality offering – we have seen great creative thinking and reinvention over lockdown.”

Olivia was referring to the new collection and delivery services that many hospitality businesses have introduced, supported by greater engagement with lockdowned consumers via social media.

“Shelter Hall Raw is an extension of that. It’s a platform for independent food providers to access a new audience, build their reputation and test new concepts”.

“We weren’t willing to take the risk of missing Summer 2020 and keeping a building screaming to open closed for any longer.”