Thomas picks up four ex-Luminar sites

29/03/2012

Steve Thomas, the former head of Luminar, has picked up four sites formerly operated by his old company after landlord X-Leisure assigned the leases of the sites to his nightclub operating company We are Dance, following a legal case with administrators Ernst & Young.....

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No Saints Promises to Make a Big Splash

11/11/2010

Stephen Thomas, the founder of Luminar, has revealed ambitions that No Saints - his new bar and restaurant group - will be a business of 75 outlets, four brands and a £100m turnover within five years....

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Hotbed members back entertainment and leisure giants in new venture

21/10/2010

Founder of Luminar to build new hospitality and leisure business Fitness First founder invests, and joins as Chairman New sites to launch imminently ....

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Big investors help ex-Luminar chief swap nightclubs for pizza and karaoke

19/10/2010

By his own admission Stephen Thomas stayed at Luminar too long. When he stepped down as chief executive of Britain’s biggest nightclub operator in February, 22 years after he founded it, the group had just issued the latest in a series of profit warnings as unemployment took a heavy toll of its core 18-to-24-year-old customer base.....

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Luminar founder to launch new bar concept

06/10/2010

Stephen Thomas, the founder of nightclub group Luminar, is to launch a new "up market, all seated and fully waiter serviced bar" concept called The Greene Room, BigHospitality understands....

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Back with bespoke pizza

22/07/2010

Big foot is back. Stephen Thomas, the founder of Luminar, the nightclub operator, is rumoured to be about to announce his first new venture since quitting as chief executive in February.....

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Ex-Luminar boss plans to bring back pizza concept

22/07/2010

Steve Thomas, the founder of nightclub group Luminar, is to enter the restaurant sector, resurrecting the Chicago Pizza Pie Factory brand in the UK, M&C Report understands.....

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Ex Luminar boss to revive pizza restaurant chain

22/07/2010

Stephen Thomas, the former chief executive of the UK's biggest nightclub group, Luminar, is to relaunch the Chicago Pizza Pie Factory restaurant chain in the UK.....

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Faces Wolverhampton


*Stephen Thomas – landlord is making a contribution to revamped Oceana in Wolverhampton:* Stephen Thomas, who runs the ten-strong No Saints nightclub company, has revealed that the landlord of its newly acquired Oceana in Wolverhampton is making a contribution to the £500,000 refurbishment of the premises. Thomas told Propel: “This is one of the sites that Luminar would have preferred to keep. The current landlord approached us and said we’ll make a contribution (to re-opening it). We’ve not taking the bar area downstairs and will turn the site into a twin scene nightclub – we’re running a local competition to find a name for it.” The site will be the second Oceana that No Saints is running – it picked up the Milton Keynes site last year. Thomas said: “I’m cool with Milton Keynes – it’s trading profitably although it could do with taking another £10,000-a-week. You have to look underneath the hype in the nightclub market at the moment.”....

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