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By Emma Warner

Jan 26th, 2016

East Coast Expansion for Fish and Chip Empire


A family-run fish and chip business is expanding with the opening of a new takeaway shop in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Fusco’s of Whitby is investing £500,000 in the purchase and refurbishment of the former Candy’s Café on New Road. It will trade as ‘Fish Box’ and is due to open in March 2016, creating up to five new jobs.

The commercial property and corporate teams at York-based Langleys Solicitors advised on the acquisition of Candy’s Café.

Fusco’s of Whitby own the award-winning Quayside restaurant in the town as well as Royal Fisheries. The business opened its first ‘Fish Box’ venture in Whitby in 2013 and last year launched The Whitby Fish and Chips Catering Trailer.

Adrian Fusco said: “Fish Box is a new express style fish and chip shop with takeaway seating indoors and outdoors. It has proved very popular in Whitby, particularly with families and dog walkers, so we decided to look for another site and the café in Robin Hood’s Bay is perfect.”

Working in the family business with Adrian is his mother Carol, brothers Stuart and Raymond and sister Maria. The new Fish Box will be equipped with a modern high efficiency frying range, manufactured in Holland and due to arrive at the shop in mid-February.

Emma Warner, partner in commercial property at Langleys Solicitors, said: “Fusco’s of Whitby is a successful family business and we are pleased to have supported them in their latest acquisition which enables them to expand their offer to more customers on the East Coast.”         

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