A well-liked bar in Glasgow city centre has introduced its shock closure after builders submitted plans to show it right into a café.
The Admiral Bar can be closing for the ultimate time subsequent month in what bosses have described as a ‘troublesome and traumatic time’.
The venue has been a well-liked function of Waterloo Road for 60 years, enjoying host to stay music, membership occasions, and personal capabilities. It’s now being pressured to shut regardless of being “profitable and solvent”.
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Posting on social media, bosses introduced that March 11 could be their remaining opening attributable to “web site redevelopment”.
The announcement goes on to say: “We thanks, the general public, the promoters, the occasion organisers, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OUR MAGNIFICENT STAFF for all of your help by way of these years. The Admiral has been distinctive a Neighborhood within the metropolis centre. Particulars of our Closing week events and future plans to observe”
“I had hoped to have extra time to contact quite a lot of Associates & Djs and so forth. straight, And to have the ability to verify future plans, it seems somebody jumped the gun with their presser.
“I would recognize except straight affected a little bit of house, this has been a troublesome and traumatic time for these straight impacted. Closing a enterprise is one factor, closing a profitable, solvent and iconic establishment has been one other.
“That is merely Au Revoir.”
Builders have submitted plans to demolish a part of the constructing wherein The Admiral stands with a view to creating an workplace block with a café and restaurant on the bottom flooring.
Designs which were drawn up in relation to the constructing present the bar changed with a glass-fronted eatery.
The plans are nonetheless pending official approval by Glasgow City Council.
Tons of of individuals have shared messages of help with the venue because the closure was introduced on Saturday morning.
Among the many well-wishers was comic Gary Faulds who mentioned: “Gutted for you all. Completely cherished doing gigs on this pub. Particularly work in progress because the environment was all the time good. Take care & thanks for the efficiency house.”
One other added: “Horrible information. Cherished going to the Admiral underneath all administration however you guys actually breathed life into this venue. It was great to have my marriage ceremony get together there in September. You sorted us all so properly. Positively can be in for a final evening of drinks.”
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One buyer added: “That is gutting information. You do depart an incredible legacy of supporting music by way of gigs, new artists, membership nights, DJs and your generosity in supporting charities too. Good luck for subsequent enterprise.”
The Admiral can be open as typical till March 11 with clients urged to guide and make it “the busiest and greatest ever”.
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