Vince Power Gets Back In The Biz

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Only six months after selling his remaining 35 percent stake of the Mean Fiddler group to Clear Channel Entertainment for $23 million, Vince Power is back on the job with three new London-based projects underway.

Power has set up the Vince Power Music Group with his earnings, and is entering the bar and club empire.

According to Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine, the entertainment entrepreneur has acquired Spiga, an Italian restaurant in the Soho area of London, and is planning to open an upscale nightclub called Camouflage in the basement.

His second project, also located in London, is 10 West, a new lounge bar that will open next month in Ladbroke Grove.

His biggest venture is a restaurant and live music venue on Piccadilly called Pigalle, which will have a capacity of 350 and a 4:00 a.m. license. Pigalle is designed to recreate the atmosphere of the clubs of the 1940s and 1950s.

Power, who recently put in a bid to buy Tipperary racecourse, is also planning to open more music venues in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Valencia. He is looking into the possibility of returning to running music festivals, focusing on Eastern Europe.

Power built up Mean Fiddler from a single country and western club in North London into an empire that, by the time he sold it 23 years later, owned 30 venues, including the Astoria in London, and stakes in the Glastonbury and Reading festivals. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers