Monday, January 25, 2021

Tag: Sheikh Abid Gulzar

And the battle rages on: Hastings Pier architect strikes out at arcade plans

Hastings Pier arcade plan
One of the head architects of the revamped Hastings Pier has said that newly unveiled plans to reintroduce an arcade at the attraction are not in spirit..

Hastings Pier wins approval for new amusement arcade

Hastings Pier new arcade
After an absence of almost nine years, visitors to Hastings Pier will soon be able to enjoy the traditional seaside pleasure of family amusement machines once again.

Robbing horses, and motorists, in Hastings

Hastings Pier Tourism Parking
It takes resilience to run a pier operation nowadays and in Hastings this quality is needed in abundance. An increase in parking costs could drive tourist traffic away, say locals..

Hastings ready for action: New owner Gulzar applies for retail units on pier

Hastings pier, Eastbourne, attractions, Sheikh Abid Gulzar,
The owner of Hastings and Eastbourne piers has made the latest move in his bid to make the former a viable year-round attraction. The owner of Hastings Pier has entered an application for planning permission build five new retail units on the attraction’s decking. The application, submitted by Sheikh Abid Gulzar to Hastings Borough Council, describes the units as log cabins...

Gulzar sets sights on year-round successes

Gulzar, Sheikh Abid Gulzar, Hastings Pier, amusements
After completing the purchase of Hastings Pier and overseeing a positive summer period, Sheikh Abid Gulzar has stated that the goal is now to make it a year-round attraction. Speaking at the weekend Sheikh Abid Gulzar, owner of Eastbourne and Hastings Piers, commented that the long summer has been particularly good for business, but work must now be undertaken to...

Gulzar affirms community commitment with wedding day save

Sheikh Abid Gulzar has once more affirmed his dedication to making Hastings Pier a south coast success story by helping facilitate a last-minute wedding event that had been left limbo since the change of owners. They say that action speaks louder than words and Sheikh Abid Gulzar is proving that in spades in Hastings. Bewilderingly criticised in some quarters, the...

Hastings council leader champions pier co-operation

Hastings Pier
The leader of Hastings Borough Council has highlighted the importance of forming a strong working partnership with the new owner of the town’s historic pier. Facing questions from councillors over the future of the grade-II listed structure Peter Chowney was quick to point out that it is in the best interests of the town to work in conjunction with Sheikh...

Gulzar pledges pier prosperity

Hastings Pier
The new owner of Hastings Pier Sheikh Abid Gulzar has affirmed his dedication to the award-winning structure and a willingness to work with local authority to best support the town. Gulzar, who also owns Eastbourne Pier, took to local press writing an open letter in response to a number of concerns that had been raised regarding his most recent purchase. “First,...

Gulzar: Hastings doesn’t need charity; it needs hard work

Hastings Pier
In an interview with the Hastings Observer, new pier owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar expands on his plans for his new property, while also explaining what went wrong in the first place. What are your plans for the pier and will there be any amusements? I think there are already lots of slot machines in town, but we would definitely like to...

Sheikh Abid Gulzar wins the battle for Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier
Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Eastbourne Pier, has acquired Hastings Pier from Hastings Pier Charity for a reported £50,000 on 15 June. Speaking exclusively to Coinslot, Gulzar said he plans to create more commercial activity on the attraction, while also avoiding the same pitfalls that caused the previous owners to enter administration late last year. “The plans are to work...

Gulzar first out of the blocks in the battle for Hastings Pier

At least one of the two parties who expressed an interest in buying Hastings’ beleaguered pier has thrown his hat into the ring. Eastbourne’s Sheikh Abid Gulzar has made the first move.   The owner of Eastbourne Pier has solidified his intention to mount a bid to buy Hastings Pier after the award-winning attraction was put on the market. Sheikh Abid...

Gulzar calls out council in letter to local press

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Eastbourne Pier, has written a letter to the Eastbourne Herald lambasting the local borough council for their lack of support in maintaining and developing his pleasure pier.   “The current plight of Hastings Pier, I hope, makes people in Eastbourne aware just how challenging it is to make a pier work,” starts Gulzar’s letter, in...

Eastbourne seafront set to get its skates on

Coinslot - Eastbourne skates
The ever controversial owner of Eastbourne Pier has brought plans to the local council for the introduction of both roller and ice skates rinks to the resort town’s seafront.   Sheikh Abid Gulzar says he has met with council bosses relating to a plan to buy land either side of his prized pier landmark to make his roller skates and ice skating...