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P.FRANCO IS CROWDFUNDING TO REOPEN

After closing earlier this month, the team behind the Clapton-based wine bar are asking for support in getting the restaurant back open

In mid-March, P.Franco announced suddenly that they were permanently closed, as were their sibling sites Noble Fine Liquor and Bright. But, just two weeks later, they’ve taken to Instagram to call on P.Franco fans to support them in their efforts to relaunch.

P.Franco’s manager of nearly two years, Will Gee, has launched a Crowdfunder with the goal of raising £30,000 – at the time of writing, they’ve raised nearly £4000. Gee writes “the thought of seeing P.Franco close its doors permanently isn’t something I’m willing to accept. Seeing the response from the public to the announcement was incredibly moving; its impact over the last 9 years has been made so clear by all the messages of support and desire for something to be done.”

He also commented on why the three spots closed down in the first place, saying that the company under which P.Franco was traded (We Are Noble Ltd) had been liquidated after financial negligence led to substantial fines. This new P.Franco project has been launched with the blessing of original owners Phil Bracey and Will Gleave, but they will no longer be involved, and none of the money raised will go towards We Are Noble Ltd’s costs. If you want to donate, you can do so here.

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