Solutions Leisure is set to take two of its most recognisable UAE brands to Eastern Europe, with both Lock, Stock and Barrel and Asia Asia opening in Russia.
The F&B group has signed three international licensing agreements across Moscow and Kazan, with Lock, Stock and Barrel in both cities and Asia Asia in Kazan, in partnership with European construction company Polimeks.
Lock, Stock and Barrel, which has two locations in Dubai, is known for its lively party scene and regular brunches, and is a firm favourite among the city’s ex-pat community.
Asia Asia, currently located at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina, is an elegant bar-cum-restaurant with a lavish Oriental theme.
It is expected that the first opening will take place in Q1 of 2019, with additional international licensing agreements already under discussion.
Solutions Leisure co-founder and managing director Paul Evans said: “International expansion has always been the ultimate goal for the group, and after seven years, we believe we have met our perfect, like-minded match set to take the much-loved brands onto global shores. The extraordinary development opportunities offered by the Polimeks group are more epic than we could have imagined, and my business partners and I are extremely excited to be aligned with such a dynamic and driven group.”