The man behind a new Aston Clinton sports bar and restaurant says too many people are ‘scared’ to make such a bold investment in the current financial climate.
Gary Brennan says The Hub is unique to the area because of its all-inclusive nature, with families, businessmen and sports fans already enjoying the venue.
Mr Brennan, 47, who has worked for Coca Cola and Heinz, spent £250,000 on setting up the site, but says he ‘just knows’ it is going to work, with people flooding in to try out the new look spot at the playing fields’ London Road old social club.
Mr Brennan and his son, Ben Reid, The Hub’s assistant manager, took inspiration from Europe, where they believe bars have more of a family feel.
He said: “I saw the opportunity there as Aston Clinton doesn’t really have a recreational restaurant or coffee shop.
“The whole thing is just exploding with positivity. I have never seen anything like it. This thing is really starting to take shape. It is somewhere for everybody to go.
“People are scared of doing things like this, but you have you got to have the courage otherwise we are just going to stand still as a country.”
The Hub employs 28 people and has a sports bars, coffee shop and restaurant, and can cater for events including weddings and birthdays.
A launch day is taking place on October 27, which will include children’s entertainment and a hog roast.