A second restaurant is to close at the at Nottingham’s Intu Victoria shopping centre – putting 20 jobs at risk.

Staff at the American-style restaurant, which only opened six months ago, were told their jobs were in jeopardy on Thursday – with the closure blamed on ‘competition in the area’.

Marketing manager at the Intu Victoria Centre, Amy Dibble, said: “It is a real shame that Coast to Coast is closing down.

I think the real problem for new restaurants is that there’s just so much competition in the area.”

Coast to Coast is due to close in less than 6 months of opening

Coast to Coast is owned by The Restaurant Group, which is the parent company to Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito and Garfunkel’s.

News of the restaurant’s demise comes just months after the firm closed Joe’s Kitchen which was also based in the Victoria Centre.

At the time of the closure the staff were given a chance to apply for roles at other restaurants within the vicinity.

Assistant manager at neighbouring Handmade Burger Co, Jeremy Cubis, said: “I think the closure of Coast to Coast is really down to the location it is in.

“The Victoria Centre is not really a hot spot, it’s more of a stop and eat place rather than dinner and a few drinks.”

Handmade burger co is one of the many competitors in the Victoria Centre
 The Restaurant Group and Coast to Coast did not wish to give further details on the closure.