Barry’s Amusement marketed as ‘development opportunity’

Despite rumours circulating around the north coast that Barry’s Amusements in Portrush was going to reopen, hopes were dashed when a statement was released today (Friday, May 7) on behalf of the owners, the Trufelli family,  stating that the site was going to be marketed both as a development opportunity and a going concern.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 11:13 am

Gillian Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter, writes, the statement read: “Since October 2019, the Trufelli family has sought to sell Barry’s Amusements as a going concern.

“This has been an intensive process which has been hindered by the Covid pandemic and the resulting economic conditions.

“As we return to a more favourable economic environment, our intention is to re-market the business for sale.

“Whilst our hope is that we will be able to sell the business as a going concern, we recognise that it may not be possible to find a suitable purchaser.

“As a result, we have appointed Savills and Philip Tweedie & Company to market the site as both a going concern and a development opportunity.

“Barry’s continues to remain closed in line with Covid restrictions and will not re-open until the sale process has concluded.

“There will be no further comment from the Trufelli family.”