The Candy Crushed Saga
January 21, 2014
Popular lesbian destination Candy Bar is to relocate to a new Soho location after its existing premises on Carlisle Street was sold by Gary Henshaw to The Nags Head Ltd in a deal brokered by DCL – the leisure specialists – for an undisclosed sum.
The iconic venue, which has been operating since 1996, will reopen on January 31st under a new name “She” in another unit owned by Henshaw, at 23a Old Compton Street. The new venue will offer London’s lesbians a more intimate and elegant space in the heart of Soho.
The Nags Head Ltd – which purchased the adjoining Nellie Dean pub earlier this year, also through DCL – plans to convert the 1,600 sq ft bar into a new strip club operation, which is also due to open soon.
Charlotte Wild of Davis Coffer Lyonssaid: Property values in Soho have increased massively over the past few years and we are increasingly being approached by operators – many of whom have owned units for a considerable amount of time – that are looking to realise the value their properties have accrued. Candy Bar is a true Soho institution and we are delighted that it has found a new home nearby.