The History of HUB

Hub Co., Ltd. was established in 1980.
We have many guests here.
"Impress customers through the British-style PUB culture."
We will continue to create inspiring culture.
We will continue to strive to be a PUB that is loved by everyone in the community.

1980

April 19: Established Hub Co., Ltd.

Stalls and HUB events
  • Hub, a 100% subsidiary of Daiei Inc., opens its first store in Sannomiya as [TRADITIONAL ENGLAND PUB HUB] .
  • August: With the completion of the Haiyuza building, the Roppongi branch opened as the first branch in Tokyo (Now HUB Roppongi).
Events and trends in the world
  • Rubik's Cube

In 1954, he lived in a 2 story wooden house "Haiyuza Theatre". At first, it was the tallest building in Roppongi, and the sea of Shibaura could be seen from the veranda. The "Haiyuza" is considered to have laid the groundwork for the prosperity of Roppongi, where the entertainment industry took root and the embassy officials in Azabu found it easy to mingle with each other. Roppongi seems to have been in a slump at the time in 1980, reflecting Daiei's "Haiyuza" reform to "an open new play" and Daiei's advance into Roppongi (The basement floor is Daiei's "Victoria Station" steak restaurant, HUB on the 1st floor.). The local shopping district welcomed the decision. It became a topic even before the opening.

1981
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Sapporo Ekimae Store (Inside Daiei) <exit>
  • HUB Kobe Portopia Store (Kobe Port Island Exhibition) <exit>

(Left) The front of HUB Sapporo Ekimae store at the time of opening
(Right) At the opening of HUB Kobe Portopia store

1982
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shimokitazawa Store (DJ booth) <exit>
  • HUB Shibuya
  • HUB Hiratsuka <exit>
  • HUB Namba Sennichimae Store (FC) <exit>

(Left) At the opening of HUB Shibuya store (right) Current store

Events and trends in the world
  • Personal computer boom

HUB Shibuya SOUTH store (Go HUB Shibuya # 2 Store ) OPEN pamphlet (The original logo was rearranged. The shop front sign is in katakana [Shot Bar HUB] and "United Kingdom" is not displayed anywhere.)

1984
Stalls and HUB events
  • Sakai Higashi Beer Garden <exit> (seasonal operation)
  • Okinawa Country Burn <exit> (Western)
  • Okinawa Rikisha Otoko (Izakaya) <exit>
  • HUB Shibadaimon Store (Yakitori PUB) <exit>
Events and trends in the world
  • Buzzwords "I quit the company with this."
1986
Stalls and HUB events
  • Matsuyama Beer Garden (seasonal operation) <exit>
  • Dissolution of the former Hub
  • Merged with Captain Cook's izakaya department
Events and trends in the world
  • Giant Panda's Tonton Born at Ueno Zoo
1987
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shibuya # 2 Store <Store temporarily closed due to rebuilding>
  • Cocktails (Menu Skills) reinforced
Events and trends in the world
  • Salad anniversary phenomenon
1989
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shinjuku South Entrance
  • HUB Sannomiya Moonlight Bldg.
  • Establishment of Rikishaman Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Mita)
  • As a result of absorption and merger, it became "Hub Sales Department". Since then, he has devoted himself to the Izakaya Line (Menu sharing, operation, etc.).
Events and trends in the world
  • From Showa to Heisei

HUB Shinjuku Sanchome store (Now South Entrance) OPEN pamphlet

1990
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Asakusa Store (jazz live)
  • HUB Yotsubashi (Rice bowl lunch) <exit>

HUB Asakusa store. A unique collaboration "Asakusa Okami Association" with Daiei's Nakauchi CEO. A jazz base in Asakusa!

1991
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Kichijoji
Events and trends in the world
  • Chiyonofuji retires
1992
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Kyoto Kyogeki shop <Store temporarily closed due to rebuilding>
Events and trends in the world
  • Mamoru Mori Leaves for Space
1993
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Seishin Oriental Hotel Store <exit>
  • Happy Hour and Summer Cocktail Campaign at all stores
Events and trends in the world
  • Opening of the J. League
  • World Cup qualifying (Doha Tragedy)
1994
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Ginza Corridor
  • Fish & chips, Bass Pale Ale (can), London Pabuginness (bottle) are sold at all stores. Step toward "UK PUB" as a return to the starting point

(Left) At the opening of HUB Ginza Corridor shop
(Right) Current Store

As an experiment of 3-hair cropping that was assumed to be a prototype at that time, "black tea" and "Sandwich" were verified in the "Shibadaimon", and after that, the construction cost was significantly reduced and "HUB Ginza Corridor" was opened.

UK PUB Mission Report

1995
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shinurayasu Store (LIVE)
  • HUB Kichijoji II Store (DJ club form) <exit>
  • HUB New Kobe OPA Store <exit>
  • The Sannomiya Moonlight Building was closed for about six months due to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
  • First PUB study tour in the UK

Operation of Sannomiya temporary store after the Great Hanshin Earthquake

1996
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Namba da Ore
  • Taru-Bass Pale Ale launched in all stores
Events and trends in the world
  • Tamagotchi boom
  • Loose socks fashion
1997
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Ikebukuro East Entrance as the first prototype store
  • [S.H.O.C.K Project] "WHAT IS HUB?" completed
    Rebuild the UK PUB
  • Completion of the first class of [Sawayaka College]
    Restructure education system as service skills and QSCA are improved
  • Reconfiguring the CI Logo

(Left) Logo Renovation (Right) PUB Sign Established

United Kingdom PUB Restructuring "first prototype store"
Opened Ikebukuro East Entrance as (Customers call it "Original")
HUB's strong performance and strong customer support opened up HUB's future and hope

1998
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shinjuku Kabukicho
  • HUB Hibiya
  • May 28 Establishment of Habu Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kitasenju)
Events and trends in the world
  • First World Cup in France
1999
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Tokyo Opera City
  • HUB Takadanobaba
  • HUB Ueno <Store temporarily closed due to rebuilding>
  • HUB Roppongi
  • Introduction of member cards at all stores
  • All Taru-Guinness stores

"Bass・Guinness&The Fish"

2000
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Namba Ebisubashi
  • First publication of HUBPRESS
  • Start of the year-end rally
  • Launch of the First Hub Website
  • First Summer Cocktail Contest
    (Chairman of the Judging Committee: Takao MORI)

(Left) (First Edition) VOL1 (Right) HUB member card "HUB PRESS"

2001
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shinjuku Yasukuni-dori <Departure due to building reconstruction>
  • HUB Machida
  • HUB Kichijoji South Entrance
2002
Stalls and HUB events
  • Opening of British Pavilion (Shibuya UKROCK Event)
  • Major shareholder change from Daiei Group to Katokichi Group

"BRITISH PAVILION"
Thursday was UK Rock Day at the Shibuya branch, and a DJ event was started under the leadership of SONY MUSIC.

2003
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Ikebukuro West Entrance Park
  • HUB Hachioji
  • HUB Ueno Shinobazu Dori
  • HUB Ikebukuro Higashiguchi Shop ANNEX
  • HUB Kawasaki Store (J-League tie-up launched)
  • August 2 Start of "Hub Day"
  • Rugby World Cup (Held in Australia)

HUB Kawasaki
First tie-up with J-League Kawasaki Frontale

2003 "HUB Magazine" A 4/16 pages/50,000 copies
It focuses on rugby. Through the Japan Rugby Association, it has been distributed and installed to embassies of World Cup participating countries and to top league teams.

2004
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Kashiwa West Entrance
  • HUB Tokorozawa Prope-dori
  • HUB Shijo Karasuma Store
  • HUB Ebisu
  • Relocation of Head Office (Tsukiji) and establishment of training centers
  • Launch of Tour de France

HUB Kashiwa West Entrance
Promote tie-ups with J-League Kashiwa Reysol

2005
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shinjuku West Entrance Big Guard
  • HUB Ikebukuro West Entrance
  • 82 Kanda shop (Launch of 82 new brand businesses)
  • 82 Shinagawa
  • HUB ale introduction (Introduction of original paint glass)
  • 1St Food Menu Content held (Promotion of ES improvement activities)
Events and trends in the world
  • Expo 2005 Aichi Japan held
  • A little bad old man is in fashion.

(Left) 82 brands launched at Kanda store
(Right) HUB ale born (Introduction of original paint glass)

2006
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Nagoya Sakae Nishiki-dori (Dominant presence in Chukyo)
  • HUB Omiya East Entrance
  • HUB Tokyo Dome City LaQua
  • 82 Akasaka Store
  • 82 Kannai
  • 82 Sanda
  • April 3 Listed on Hercules Market, Hub OSE Co., Ltd.
  • Starting with ¥380 gin and tonic, we start selling 11 drink menu items at weekly prices.

(Left) British artists visiting Japan often visit HUB Shibuya for UK events. In-store LIVE and other activities are conducted along with the recording of interFM.
(Right) Led by "Ambro" in the uniform of England, tie-up development of (German Games) campaign for World Cup of Soccer "one love ENGLAND" by British brands.

2007
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Akihabara
  • HUB Harajuku store (Introduction of horseshoe counters)
  • 82 Hamamatsucho
  • 82 Shinjuku Sanchome
  • Formulation of management philosophy, management policy, and long-term vision
2008
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Kitasenju
  • HUB Nagoya Fushimi
  • HUB Umeda Chayamachi
  • HUB Keio Hiyoshi Store (Japan's first opening of Keio University)
  • HUB Shinsaibashi
  • HUB Machida Store (Building reconstruction and reopening)
  • 82 AKIBA TOLIM
  • 82 Tsukiji Store (goodwill experiment)
  • Implementation of the first "BEST PUB OF THE YEAR"
Events and trends in the world
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics
2009
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Yokohama Tsuruyamachi
  • HUB Meieki
  • HUB Yokohama West Entrance
  • HUB Yaesu
  • HUB Chiba Fujimi
  • 82 Shinjuku West Entrance Big Guard
  • 82 Higashi Ginza
  • Reconfiguring the CI Logo

"HUB New Logo" Subtitle changed from "English" to "British"

2010
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho
  • HUBColette/Mare Minatomirai
  • HUB Yoyogi West Entrance
  • HUB Gaiemmae
  • 82 Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho
  • 82 Shibuya Miyamasuzaka
  • 30 Year Anniversary Celebration
  • Hubbale [Gold Award of Monde Selection]
  • Relocated head office (Akihabara) and equipped with a test kitchen

Event celebrating 30 years of business
The London bus was chartered for a month, and there was a Tokyo tour party. We received blessings from British brands.

2011
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Gotanda West Entrance
  • HUB Kamata West Entrance
  • HUB Abeno Q's Mall
  • HUB Shinbashi
  • 82 Gotanda West Entrance
  • Summer time happy hour start
  • 82 Real ale [Gold Award of Monde Selection]
Events and trends in the world
  • Complete shift to digital terrestrial broadcasting

Monde Selection...
[HUB Ale] won the gold prize for 4 consecutive years from 2013 to 2010.
[82 Real Ale] won the gold prize for 2 consecutive years from 2012 to 2011.

2012
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Funabashi
  • HUB Nakanoshima Festival Plaza
  • HUB Kaihin Makuhari
  • 82 Ikebukuro Higashiguchi (Now HUB Ikebukuro Sunshine Dori)
  • 82 Yokohama West Entrance
  • 82 Kamiyacho
  • 82 Kanda East Entrance
2013
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Sagami-Ono
  • HUB Omiya West Entrance
  • HUB Ochanomizu
  • HUB Keihan Kyobashi
  • HUB Kyoto Yodobashi
  • HUB Sendai Nakakecho Store (First time in Tohoku)
  • HUB Ueno Showadori
  • Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award
Events and trends in the world
  • Mt. Fuji is registered as a World Heritage Site.
2014
Stalls and HUB events
  • HUB Shinjuku Kuyakusho Dori
  • HUB Sendai Ichibancho 4-chome
  • HUB Shibuya Center-gai
  • HUB Shinjuku West Entrance Ogard Store (Building reconstruction and reopening)
  • Introduction of HUBTV
  • Number of HUB members exceeds 200,000

(Left) Tie-up plan with a former Oasis vocal in 2014
(Right) Since 2000, more than 60 issues of HUB PRESS have been issued.

The UK mission, which started in 1995 with 2 people, now has about 50 people.

Corporate Philosophy

In order to popularize the British PUB culture in Japan
Inspiring Customers through British-style PUB
Expand "Impressive Culture Creation Project"

All the years shown are for the fiscal year of Our Company (March – February).

SERVICE

  • ABOUT US
    What is the HUB?
    It changed to a place where people gather.
  • TRIVIA OF BRITAIN
    The pub is the fruit of British culture and history. Surprisingly, it's not known what it's like.
  • VOICE
    Voice of the Customer
    What brings you here?
  • HISTORY
    Hub Co., Ltd. was established in 1980.
    We have many guests here.
  • MEMBER'S CARD
    This is a member's card where you can get 5% off on food and drinks at all stores.
  • FREE Wi-Fi
    FREE Wi-Fi is AVAILABLE at the HUB&82!!
    HUB&82 FREE Wi-Fi SPOTS!!