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New fish and chip restaurant to open on the M1 near junction 29A

A new fish and chip restaurant is to open just off the M1 motorway – with work on the new venue well underway.

Chesters has confirmed its plans to open the new restaurant, drive-thru and takeaway just off the M1 motorway.

After plans for the multi-million-pound development were first proposed back in September 2020, it had been hoped people would’ve been able to get their fish and chips by the spring of 2021.

However, delays in the building process has meant the restaurant is still very much in the development stage, Derbyshire Live reports.

The building, on Markham Vale Services, has the steel frame in place and the brickwork is starting to be put together.

When asked for an update on the development, Chesters said in a statement: “You are right in thinking it should be open by now but we are making great progress. The roof should be complete in the next six weeks and completion should be between May and June.

“Inside has started to take shape with floor-to-ceiling vaulted roof, and a seven-metre wall made from reclaimed bricks that an artist will paint on. The shape is now showing the beautiful floor to ceiling glass and vaulted roof which chandeliers will hang from.”

When the restaurant, across the road from McDonald’s, KFC and next to a Starbucks, is complete it’ll create around 30 jobs for the local economy, car parking and a drive-thru lane for those who won’t be able to stop and eat their fish and chips in one of the beach huts inside.

The new restaurant is thought to cost more than £1 million and will be Chesters’ second venue after its original premises on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield.

Chesters is hoping the new facility at Markham Vale Service Station, just off Junction 29A of the M1, will be open in time for the business to celebrate its 10th birthday.

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