Anglesey-based seafood and pizza restaurant, Dylan’s, has secured Welsh Government funding to open its second restaurant, which will create up to 30 jobs.
The business opened its first restaurant in Menai Bridge in 2012, and is set to open its second eatery at Morannedd, Criccieth. The development of the iconic Morannedd building is expected to be complete by May 2015.
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, announced Tourism Investment Support Funding of £140,000 for the development of Dylan’s new venture.
Mr Skates said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support this exciting development for Criccieth, this building is such an iconic spot for the area and having its long-term future secured is excellent news for the community, the economy and for the tourism industry in Wales.
“This announcement brings a year of exciting investment opportunities for the tourism industry to a close. In 2013/2014 the Tourism Investment Support Scheme assisted 34 businesses with just over £2million of financial support. Safeguarding and creating some 217 jobs across Wales.
“I look forward to visiting Dylan’s next year and wish the team well with the redevelopment and opening.”
Other significant projects to receive Tourism Investment Support include a substantial upgrade and expansion of the YHA hostel at Pen y Pass, Snowdon, which has created a flagship facility at one of north Wales’s iconic destinations, and the development of a Zipworld experience at Llechwedd, following on from the successful Zipworld experience created at Bethesda.
David Evans, one of the directors of Dylan’s, said: “As soon as we saw Morannedd we knew that it was the perfect premises for our second waterside restaurant in north Wales. We understand how important and special this iconic building is to the community in Criccieth, and our plans fully respect its unique architecture and location.
“We have ambitious plans to refurbish the art deco building to bring it more closely in line with the original designs. The funding that we’ve secured through the Tourism Investment Support Scheme will help us significantly in achieving this.”