Argentine steakhouse Buenos Aires is planning to open a restaurant in Horsham town centre.
The group, with venues in London and Reigate, will open its ninth restaurant in Market Square where the Octopvs bar once stood.
The news has attracted mixed reaction from Horsham locals.
Christina Twinn, 23, said: “It would be nice to have a steakhouse here, but there is an awful lot of competition in Horsham.”
The Octopvs bar closed down in August last year and the owners branded the town ‘too quiet’.
At the time Cristian Pierri and Karen Lewis posted on Facebook: “Horsham unfortunately just proved too quiet not to mention the uphill struggles we incurred all year with the local authorities and in the end proved to be too much of a hurdle. This is a voluntary agreement and not one that has been forced upon us.”
Their Crawley branch continues to thrive.
Plans for Buenos Aires comes as both the Giggling Squid and Nando’s look to open restaurants in East Street, dubbed locally as ‘Eat Street’ because of its array of food establishments.
What do you think? Does Horsham town centre need another restaurant?