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Euphoria

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8-10 Church Street

From the Dover Express, 27 October 2005. By Laura Smith.

Euphoria Staff

Family's touch of class.

OWNERS of a new Dover business are aiming to add a touch of glamour to the town's night life with their new bar and restaurant.

Euphoria in Church Street opened last week and is owned by father and daughter Norman Putnam and Julie Wilson, together with business partner Wayne Field.

Folkestone resident Mr Field, 30, said: "We decided to open in Dover because the town hadn't got anything like what we wanted to do.

"There's also not many businesses opening in Dover, so we thought we'd be one of the first and bring in something good.

"We wanted to make a nice place where people could come and relax and be safe."

The completely refurbished Euphoria is set over two floors, with a bar on the first and a restaurant on the second. The eatery will shortly start serving bar snacks before opening fully for business on Saturday, November 5.

Mr Field said: "I have worked in bars and restaurants since I left school. I always wanted to start my own place, and then about six months ago I woke up with a silly idea.

"We have also got a commercial refurbishment company, which made doing this place up a bit easier.

"The time scale was hard - from signing the lease to opening we had four weeks. During the last week we were pretty much working 24/7, but if was definitely worth it.

"We've had a lot of people in through the door and a lot of great feedback. People have been telling us there's nothing else like it in Dover, and we've had a lot of compliments about the new ladies' toilets!"

Expansion is already on the cards for the business partners, with Mr Field confirming they hope to find a second site in Folkestone, Ashford or Canterbury soon.

 

From the Dover Express, 16 February 2006.

Team brings Euphoria to the centre of town.

Euphoria opening

At the opening of the "Euphoria" wine bar, from left, directors Julie Wilson and Wayne Field, Mayor Ken Trantor, director Norman putnam and Miss Dover Claire Ellis.

 

More investment in Dover is planned by the team running Euphoria wine bar.

The bar had its official launch party, organised by Town Centre Management .Owner Wayne Field said business was going so well that he has plans for future investment in the town, but would not reveal when or where.

Euphoria in Church Street, has a top floor restaurant and a first floor bar area, and opened in October. Mr. Field owns the bar with Norman Putnam and Julie Wilson and employs nine members of staff, and all the refurbishments were completed in a record five weeks.

Mr. Field, who lives in Folkestone, said: "We felt that Dover needed somewhere like Euphoria and specifically chose the town.

"We hope that us being here will bring more people into the town centre. We are getting lots of favourable comments and are already booked for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day."

 

 

1992 this bar was called "Bluffs" and at one time "Harley's Wine Bar", and I believe other names as well, still to be researched. Indeed, this establishment seems to change name every couple of years.

Now called "Euphoria".

 

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