Koru Arms, fomerly La Pulente, closed after its former tenant, Dean Cargo, moved back to New Zealand last summer. The landlord, Randalls, sold the Coastal National Park property to Wayne Le Marquand for £1.73 million a few weeks after. He never revealed what his intentions for the site were.
Last month, Datina Limited, the parent company of Staks – which is based at 67 Colomberie – purchased the building for £1.7 million.
On one site, the business is described as ‘a family run restaurant with an aim to provide great food in a great setting whatever the occasion. Staks serve a great selection of local favourites including burgers, tempura fish and chips, BBQ ribs, steaks, moules, salads, vegan and vegetarian options’.
A spokesperson for Staks said: ‘Staks La Pulente will be opening soon.’
The development comes as another restaurant – Nude Food – is looking to open near La Pulente. Work has begun to clear the area which will include newly refurbished public toilets.
Elsewhere, The Tipsy pub in St Peter’s Village has been sold by EC Beer to Tipsy Star Holdings Limited for £1.4 million. The business remains open as normal.