A former Burton nightclub is about to be transformed as its new owners reveal big plans for its future. Ryan Gibbs, 31, and Paul Fox, 43, have taken over the old Camino nightclub in the city center and have ambitious plans to bring something new and different to Burton.
The former Station Street nightclub – also called Barracuda, Burton Snatch, Gravity and The Goodridge – closed in 2018 and has stood empty ever since. Now it will be transformed into The Break Room Sports Bar, with plans to hopefully open it by the end of the summer.
The building is currently completely empty, so it will be completely renovated by the time the first customers walk through the door. It will show live sports, as well as ‘landmark sports’ such as pool and snooker and other leisure activities including darts.
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Ryan told StaffordshireLive the venue will be something very different for the town center and the reaction they have received so far has been very positive.
He said: “It’s something that is needed in Burton. It will be something a little different for the town as there will be cue sports, coupled with other leisure activities like darts. It’s pretty empty at the moment, just a shell, so there will be a lot of renovations and money spent to bring it up to the standard people can expect.
“We estimate it will take a few months and will open towards the end of the summer. It will show all live sports on BT Sport and we will keep the same theme throughout. It will be a bar and will not be open particularly late until the early hours of the morning.
“The Break Room will have a real feel-good atmosphere, lots to do and a great bar and cocktails. It will be a place for everyone. A place for those who just want to have a drink or do activities with friends and family – it will be open to everyone.”
Ryan and Paul were born and raised in Burton, so they know the town well, with Ryan’s earliest memories of the bar he now runs being Barracuda. They won’t make food at first, but it’s something they think about long term.
Ryan said: “Business-wise it’s a new business, but tail sports is something we’ve both done before and have a lot of experience in. It’s something something that has been on our minds for some time due to a lack of recreational open spaces in the city.
“Billiards, snooker and darts are all big in the city with different leagues being played throughout the week. The support we’ve had so far has been really fantastic and overwhelming.
“It’s getting better and better and people will be able to follow us and see everything that happens in the future. First of all, we would like to say thank you for the support already shown and ask people to stay with us and support the “company and all of Burton’s businesses, and we can continue the upward trend at Burton. We’ll offer something special, that’s the plan.”
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