They are two of the most recognisable businessmen in Douglas and now Rikki Dunnage and Ed Cox are expanding their empire with a new restaurant.
Tacoma Bar and Kitchen will be taking over the space vacated by DreamBird on Victoria Street.
As well as running Island Travel, the duo famously run The Front Porch in Duke Street, which has grown into one of the capital’s most popular watering holes.
The pair said of their new business: ‘We are unbelievably excited to annouce our next project!
‘It had to be the right location for our vision and we couldn’t help but take up the old Bath and Bottle/Dream Bird site and continue the brilliant reputation that Phil and the team created. Tacoma Bar and Kitchen is going to be something very special and renovations/plans are already in the pipeline for something truly unique. A pure quality establishment in Victoria Street coming soon.
‘The Front Porch & Island Travel still going from stength to strength! We move to our new travel home in a couple of weeks back to the high street.’
Little else has been announced of the new plans, but Gef will be sitting down with the guys this week to find out more about their plans.