Business Owner Sells Beverley, England, Tapas Restaurant to Double Down on Self-Storage

A father-and-son team who owned Lazo, a tapas restaurant in Beverley, England, have sold the business after a year of operation to concentrate on the family’s growing self-storage portfolio. Dean Booty, 35, owns Beverley 24 Hour Self Storage and recently acquired Stor More in nearby Willerby. Booty owned Lazo with his father, Rob, but wanted to concentrate on prepping the Willerby location for opening this fall, he told the source.

A father-and-son team who owned Lazo, a tapas restaurant in Beverley, England, have sold the business after a year of operation to concentrate on the family’s growing self-storage portfolio. Dean Booty, 35, owns Beverley 24 Hour Self Storage and recently acquired Stor More in nearby Willerby. Booty owned Lazo with his father, Rob, but wanted to concentrate on prepping the Willerby location for opening this fall, he told the source.

"We've just bought a second self-storage facility in Willerby, and we just can't run that and the restaurant,” he said. “We've been trying to do both, but we've realized it's just not been feasible, so we put it on the market. We're really looking forward to opening Stor More. It's a 1,000-square-foot facility with great road networks, so we're really excited about it. I can't wait. It's a massive opportunity for us."

The new owner of Lazo, Eyyup Demir, has closed the restaurant for remodeling and plans to open the tapas eatery next month, the source reported.

The Bootys launched Beverley 24 Hour in 2012. The facility caters to business and residential customers via traditional drive-up units and container storage. It also offers records storage. Security features include closed-circuit television and LED lighting, and customers have 24-hour access using fob devices, according to the company website.

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