Increasing costs bring end of Choccywoccydoodah

first_imgCake business Choccywoccydoodah has ceased trading and closed its stores in Brighton and Covent Garden.“Challenging trading conditions” have prompted the directors to instruct advisory firm Quantuma to place the business into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation.Founded in 2001, Choccywoccydoodah was a specialist chocolatier, famous for designing and creating bespoke cakes. The company was established in Brighton, where it operated a store on Meeting House Lane, as well as running an outlet in Covent Garden, London.In 2009, it secured a deal to supply Selfridges Food Halls across the country with a collection of cakes, including personalised wedding and celebration cakes. From 2011 to 2014 it featured in a self-titled documentary series that followed staff producing cakes for a list of celebrities. All operations have now ceased, and both its Brighton and Covent Garden stores have closed.“Due to financial difficulties as a result of a challenging trading environment, increased costs and declining margins, Quantuma has been instructed by the directors to assist in placing the company into liquidation,” said Sean Bucknall, partner at Quantuma.“Quantuma has been in contact with customers that have been affected and will endeavour to make this as smooth a process as possible for all stakeholders.”Brighton & Hove Independent reported that the closure had left a number of customers without wedding cakes and out of pocket, as they had placed orders with the business. It added that a group of 40 cake-makers in the Sussex area had come together to help those customers by offering them a wedding cake at a reduced price.last_img read more

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Radiohead Just Performed Live For The First Time Since 2012

first_imgSee below for the full details on the setlist.Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlists Radiohead are back! Following the successful release of their brilliant new album A Moon Shaped Pool (read the review here), Radiohead have officially performed for the first time in four years, blowing away the audience at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.The elusive alt rockers opened the show with the first five songs from the new album:  “Burn The Witch” and “Daydreaming”, “Decks Dark”, “Desert Island Disk”, and “Ful Stop”.  Known for their immensely satisfying live shows, Radiohead had no problem weaving the new material in with classics such as “There There” from Hail to the Thief, “My Iron Lung” from The Bends, “Videotape” from In Rainbows, and “Lotus Flower” from The King of Limbs.  They closed out their main set with the electrifying duo of “Everything in its Right Place” and “Idioteque” from Kid A, and the blistering “Bodysnatchers” from In Rainbows.Radiohead started their encore with The King of Limbs‘ dreamy opening track “Bloom”, and followed it up with more new material, adding “Present Tense” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief” to their repertoire.  They closed the encore with “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” from In Rainbows.  Of note, the band played fan favorite “Paranoid Android”, the only track performed from OK Computer.  After a short break the band returned for their traditional second encore, busting out the patient anthem “You and Whose Army” from Amnesiac.  The band closed out the evening with one of their most beautiful tracks, “Reckoner” from In Rainbows.Check out video highlights below.last_img read more

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USACE Allocates $274.3 Million to Complete Port of Mobile Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $274,300,000 for the Port of Mobile in its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) Work Plan, officially providing the resources to dredge Alabama’s premier port, according to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.The funding – which accounts for the full federal share of the project cost – will initiate and complete construction of the deepening and widening of the navigation channel.Following the required preliminary steps, construction is expected to begin toward the end of the year.“Today marks a historic moment and victory for Mobile and the entire state of Alabama,” said Senator Shelby. “The completion of deepening and widening of the Port of Mobile is expected to stem immeasurable economic growth and will position Alabama and the Gulf Coast region for success for generations to come.”The construction will include the expansion of the Port of Mobile from its current dimensions – 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide – by deepening the existing Bar, Bay, and River Channels by five feet to a project depth of 50 feet.This will include additional depths for wave allowances, advanced maintenance, and allowable overdepth for dredging.  Following construction, the total depths of the Bar, Bay, and River Channels will be 56, 54, and 54 feet respectively.  The project also includes widening the Bay Channel by 100 feet for three nautical miles.last_img read more

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