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Local Jobs at New Restaurant Taking Over the Former Boat that Rocks

Harbour lights

3:47pm 26th February 2014
(Updated 3:51pm 26th February 2014)

A new restaurant is opening on the site of the former Boat that Rocks on Portland.

The Harbour Lights Bar & Restaurant will take pride of place at the marina and the new owner, Nigel Williams, says it'll be open on the 14th of March.

He moved down to Dorset with his wife from Lancashire 6 years ago and Nigel told us it was the perfect opportunity at the right time;

"We retired from Lancashire and moved to sunny Dorset and put our feet up enjoying the sunny south coast. And then the opportunity to take over the Boat that Rocks came a long."

It's good news for the local economy after the closure of a couple of restaurant businesses in the borough just before Christmas last year, and Nigel is employing local people too;

"We're very much local based and will be mainly employing people from Weymouth or Portland. All our staff will 100% come from both towns and all the products will be local as well."

"We will very much be an all-day venue and starting with some fantastic breakfasts' in the morning, going through to light bites and tasty snacks at lunchtime, going through to a really nice a la carte dinner in the evening."

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