Tom Zanetti announces he is ‘no longer associated’ with Leeds’ ‘eat, drink, play’ bar, Playroom

The ‘Eat, Drink, Play’ concept bar is under new ownership.

Leeds red-themed bar and club, Playroom, opened in early 2022, bringing a brand-new drinking, dining and dancing concept to the city.

TV star and multi-platinum selling musician, Tom Zanetti and his business partner, Kane Towning were known to be the original owners, but in a new statement, Zanetti reveals he is no longer associated with the venue.

Image: Supplied, PGHL

The news was announced on Facebook yesterday that the former owner was “was extremely unhappy for a long time with the way the business had been run” and revealed that “while [Zanetti] was away owner management / poor trading ran up massive debt effectively forcing a sale to a new owner”.

Zanetti went on to explain that “I am no longer associated with my previous partner in the venture, and now that legal formalities are complete I cannot take any more responsibility for the venue, receiving complaints and more while people are still under the impression it’s mine ultimately I have to make everyone aware I am NOT an owner and will NOT represent it at any capacity.”

“For a while this has been a hard pill for me to swallow and all very disappointing.”

“When I was involved, I am proud to say we had an amazing period, the best nationwide hype a venue in Leeds has ever seen, massive mainstream brand involvement with an array of huge celebrity friends and parties throughout its duration that really boosted its potential. I hate that I’ve had to post this and I genuinely wish cjmardon, the new partner good luck in all his ventures, as a well liked and established businessman if anyone can take it to new heights it’s him. Please forward all complaints/enquiries to the restaurant itself.”

Playroom announced the news of its new ownership with on Instagram, collabing the post with UltraFlex and Ultra Night Club owner, Charlie Mardon.

The new Playroom announced that “the stage is set for Playrooms most prosperous year yet as we welcome exciting new ownership, investment, events and dining concepts.

“It’s been a brutal time for the hospitality industry with the cost of living crisis & rising operating costs – over 4600 venue closures last year, the highest in history! But we’ve navigated through and Playroom powers on.

“HUGE thanks to our incredible team of characters, management, promoters, DJ’s, chefs and entertainers who bring Playroom to life every weekend. And the biggest love to all our wonderful customers, past, present and future.”

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