Emmerdale star Adam Thomas announces shock closure of The Spinn restaurant
Adam Thomas, a former Emmerdale actor, has abruptly closed down The Spinn in Gatley. Adam, a popular TV character, and his friend Scott Graham fulfilled a boyhood ambition by opening their first restaurant in Gatley in 2019.
However, The Spinn on Gatley Road has been boarded up and the restaurant’s signage has been taken down over the past week. Residents in the area began to wonder if it was shut down temporarily for renovations or permanently.
I’m a Celebrity and Waterloo Road star Adam has revealed to the MEN that the Gatley eatery is now permanently shuttered while he and the colleagues focus their energy on other aspects of their expanding hospitality business.
The couple recently inaugurated their second permanent facility – The Spinn Off bar at Stockport’s Underbanks – which they will now focus on as their firm enters into the “next chapter”.
Scott is also the brains behind the burger sauce business Oh My Glaze, which earlier this year presented a well-liked pop-up serving burgers and fries at the Trafford Center.
Unfortunately, Adam and I have decided to shut down The Spinn. We did what we had to do with The Spinn, and more importantly, we learned a ton about starting our first business while also having a ton of fun.
We are currently concentrating on the next chapter of The Spinn… The Spinn off and Oh My Glaze, but after three years we decided the time was right for us to move on.
We wanted to focus on growing and extending The Spinn Off and Oh My Glaze because of their popularity, therefore we had to close The Spinn in order to achieve that.
“Thanks again to everyone who has supported us along the way and continues to support us, as well as to all our colleagues who we will continue to take on this adventure with,” he wrote, adding that staff would remain at the company’s other locations.
The Spinn Off pub, which Adam and Scott opened in June in Stockport’s historic Underbanks neighborhood, is already a wildly popular destination for beers and drinks.
Since their days in high school at The Kingsway in Cheadle, Adam, 32, and Scott, 33, have been pals. The two have long discussed launching a restaurant together. After graduating from high school, Adam pursued a career in show industry, appearing on Waterloo Road and Emmerdale, while Scott started his own prosperous sauce company, Oh My Glaze.
However, they continued to harbor restaurant-related aspirations. On a happy night out at a casino, they decided to place a bet on the roulette wheel and, if they won, would eventually open their restaurant.
Their number did really show up that evening, which they interpreted as a sign, and the restaurant’s name was influenced by that lucky “spin” of the roulette.
When lockdown was implemented in March 2020, the guys’ decision to convert The Spinn into a takeaway burger concept was another risk. We were only six months old when we went into lockdown, so Scott stated last year: “We had to transform overnight into a takeout. We didn’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves. We had to make the best of the situation, and we’ve already generated a tremendous buzz with the burger menu.”
“It was a nightmare, we never saw it coming, no one did,” Adam continued at the time. “It took ages to get the facility up and running and then it was only open for six months.
We could have ceased operations and taken a leave of absence, but we preferred to use the time to foster as much good will as we could for the neighborhood.