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Plans to turn Glasgow bar into nightclub with 4am license refused by council

Plans to open a new nightclub in Glasgow city center have been turned down by Glasgow City Council. A ‘change of use’ application was submitted to the council’s planning department in November last year to turn Cova Glasgow on West Regent Street into a nightclub. The proposed development included extending …

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New pub The Dartford Sports Bar opens in former Industry nightclub on Spital Street

A new sports bar has opened in a former city center nightclub after a £400,000 revamp. There has been a complete overhaul of indoor and outdoor spaces with the Dartford Sports Bar now open for business. The Dartford Sports Bar in Spital Street. Image: Google The building was taken over …

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Historic Windsor Baths nightclubs in Bradford city center for sale

A HUGE building containing a number of pubs, bars and nightclubs in Bradford city center has come up for sale. The 26,000 square foot site contains four separate units – which previously housed popular nightclubs and drinking establishments – and has hit the market for interested investors. Located in Bradford’s …

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Additional plans for Nottingham’s hidden venue with rooftop nightclub and bar

Plans have been submitted for community spaces to be used more extensively at a hidden venue which is already used as a nightclub and has a rooftop bar in Nottingham city centre. Hidden Warehouse is a four-story venue at the back of Swann’s Yard, the driveway between Primark and The …

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Dancing pickpocket jailed after targeting Nottingham city center

A dance floor pickpocket who stole a woman’s purse has been jailed – one of three entertainment thieves caught in a thorough police investigation. Jamal Bouhali, 24, targeted the woman as she enjoyed a night out at a bar in Nottingham city center – approaching her from behind before diving …

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Indoor ax throwing and ‘rage room’ venue opening in Swansea city center

A new indoor ax throwing and ‘rage room’ venue is set to open in Swansea city center this spring. The brainchild of Matthew Griffin, a 24-year-old carpenter from Llantrisant, Lumberjack Ax Throwing was first launched in Cardiff in November 2019, and has been so successful that the young businessman is …

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Classrooms planned for downtown site of demolished nightclub

Temporary classrooms are set up on the site of a demolished downtown nightclub. The former Pozition venue on George Street last opened its doors to clubbers on New Year’s Eve in 2017 and was bulldozed almost two years ago. Since then, the cleared site has stood empty. For the latest …

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New beer pong bar to open in Wolverhampton – after previous venue closed due to breach of Covid rules

A new bar is opening in Wolverhampton – run by the same owners who closed their old venue due to alleged Covid breaches. North Street Social officially opens on Saturday February 12 in North Street, in the unit occupied by the former Blossoms club. Bosses hope it will fill a …

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Video reveals planned improvements to Swansea Key town center site

A stunning new video shows what the former site of St David’s Shopping Center in Swansea will look like once a temporary improvement program is complete. The temporary program planned for the site includes local pop-up merchants, a pop-up park and numerous green spaces for public use and events. Work …

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Opening date announced for Gareth Bale’s highly anticipated Par 59 golf bar

An opening date has been announced for Gareth Bale’s golf-themed bar in Cardiff city centre. The Wales and Real Madrid striker – who celebrated Wales qualifying for Euro 2020 with a flag bearing the now infamous words ‘Wales’. Golf. Madrid’ – is the partner of Par 59, a new bar, …

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Businesses in Cardiff city center benefit from loan scheme

Generic image of Windsor Square, Cardiff. Photo: Rob Browne. Submitted by Cardiff Council A £2.35million interest-free loan from the Welsh Government Transforming Towns Loans scheme, through Cardiff Council to help with repurposing and regeneration plans, has been secured by three buildings in Cardiff city centre. In the past, loan funding …

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Two hotel prospects in South Dublin

Investment manager Colm Wu is releasing two home opportunities in South Dublin city center for sale in two separate lots this week. One of these is The Stone Leaf gastropub at 67 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, which was once home to Buck Whaley’s nightclub. Chartered property specialist John Ryan …

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Glasgow presenter shares funny TikTok reviewing the city’s nightclubs and takeaways

A trip to Glasgow city center can conjure up all sorts of nightlife memories, some good and some not so good. But one thing we love about our nightlife industry is that there’s something for everyone – one’s heaven is another’s hell. This quickly became apparent thanks to a Glasgow …

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Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street should be ‘top of the priority list’ in the city’s covid recovery

A leader of the city center task force has said Sauchiehall Street should be ‘high on the priority list’ in Glasgow’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Marks and Spencer announced plans to close its store – open since 1935 – earlier this week, contributing to the decline of a once …

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Gareth Bale’s new golf-themed bar receives part of £2.35m council funding

A golf-themed bar in Cardiff, jointly owned by Welsh footballer Gareth Bale, is one of three businesses in the city center sharing £2.35million from a buildings transformation fund. The funding, which is interest-free and due to be repaid over the next three to four years, was provided by Cardiff Council …

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Cardiff city center projects backed by Welsh government interest-free loans

Three key buildings in Cardiff city center have secured £2.35million in interest-free loans from the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Loan Scheme, through Cardiff Council, to help with repurposing and regeneration plans. In line with the authority’s relaunch strategy for the town centre, the council has used its loan funding to …

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The Edinburgh crimes that rocked the city in 2021, from gangsters to bus attacks

In a mixed year for the most part in Edinburgh, there were unfortunately huge stories of crime that rocked the city. From the cold-blooded murder of Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh to the barrage of cutting-edge incidents at Edinburgh nightclubs, 2021 is sure to be a year to be forgotten for …

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Bale bars and multi-million pound investments – How Newcastle city center changed in 2021

It has been a year of change in Newcastle city center. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, it has been heartening to see new stores, restaurants and businesses investing in the city we love. Newcastle’s nightlife was boosted significantly when the North East’s leisure operator, the Apartment Group, invested …

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Bristol’s new Marquee late-night bar will ‘breathe new life’ into Park Street

A brand new bar is coming to Bristol that will ‘breathe new life’ into the city center. Marquee is opening in place of The Elbow Room on Park Street, which fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic last year, and will be split over two floors with a separate bar on …

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Residents get ‘unbearable’ outdoor drinking ban at York Bar after going to court

Howling Bar on Castlegate, York. Photography: YorkMixResidents have won a battle to restrict outdoor alcohol consumption at a York bar after taking their case to court. Castlegate has been transformed since Covid, street bars have been licensed as pavement coffee. But it’s also a residential street – and when a …

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Belfast bars and hotels outside city center try 2am curfew

Belfast bars and hotels outside the city center are allowed to sell alcohol until 2am until January 31. Bars outside the city center will be allowed to serve drinks until 2 a.m., an extension of the old 1 a.m. limit, with doors closing at 3 a.m. to include the new …

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Vodka company closes bar deal

nightclub owner Wayne Tracey, who operates four vodka establishments in Birmingham city center, with Sunny and Baz Kooner, who run the West Midlands Jatt Life vodka brand. Jatt Life has become an official supplier to the four inner-city establishments of Birmingham nightclub owner Wayne Tracey, Snobs Nightclub in Smallbrook Queensway, …

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The Margaret, a new bar in Alabama, will be “a great hit,” says owner Pam Stallings

Pam Stallings, co-owner of The Nick, knows people are asking: why would she want to open another bar in Birmingham? The Nick, after all, is one of Alabama’s most famous dive bars, with a loyal following and a long history as a concert venue. Isn’t his plate full? Did Stallings …

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Vodka company takes on Birmingham’s bar scene

X Sign up for free to receive the latest news straight to your inbox Register Premium vodka company Jatt Life has signed an agreement to view its products at four of Birmingham’s popular bars and nightclubs. The sites have also signed up for Jatt Life’s new return and reuse program, …

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Glasgow’s newest bar and club, Kong, opens on Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow’s last ‘day and night destination’ has arrived with the opening of Kong in Royal Exchange Square. Located at the old One Up location in the heart of downtown, the exciting new venue features two bars, three separate outdoor winter terraces and a nightclub. Kong celebrated its opening last weekend, …

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“Forgotten” murals set to be unveiled as part of a major downtown development project

New images have revealed what two murals, not seen in public for more than 30 years, could look like as part of the Albion Square development project in the city center. The City Council’s flagship regeneration program aims to conserve the mural of the three Grade II listed ships overlooking …

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Huge Edinburgh scuffle breaks out in the city center as volunteers take three people to hospital

Police were called to Edinburgh city center on Sunday morning after a massive scuffle broke out on one of the capital’s busiest streets. Officers were seen dealing with the altercation in the early hours of the morning after it appeared to have erupted at the corner of George Street and …

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New rules and guidelines are on their way for Toronto bars and restaurants

Big changes could be on their way to your local Toronto waterhole or club with an upcoming reassessment of the age-old licensing and zoning regulations for the city’s bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. The bylaws will be amended and modernized to better clarify certain rules for these businesses and to …

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Duo jailed after £ 1.6million cannabis plant was discovered at former city nightclub

Andiol Mucolli Two men have been jailed for playing key roles in a £ 1.6million cannabis factory set up in a former Carlisle nightclub. Police had been contacted by members of the public who described smelling drugs in the West Walls neighborhood, close to the city center. The officers went …

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Glasgow cocktail bar turns into a licensed nightclub at 4 a.m.

A GLASGOW cocktail bar has taken steps to function as a nightclub. Cova in West Regent Street in the city center has applied to council for permission to operate as a nightclub. The nightclub describes itself as a cocktail and gin bar and currently opens until midnight. READ MORE: Glasgow …

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A quarter of a million euros for Eyre Square from the city budget – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A sum of € 250,000 has been set aside by Galway City Council for a series of works in Eyre Square over the coming year. There was a general welcome for the funding at this week’s budget meeting and hopes were expressed that Eyre Square …

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Jacksonville gay bar closes subway, but could reopen as small club

Metro nightclub had closed several weeks earlier, but co-owner Jerry Rosenberg kept returning to the old location, taking care of all the things needed to leave a 17,000-square-foot club, including trying to find houses for furniture. and works of art and strange objects left behind. He didn’t want to go …

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Former Bristol city center nightclub may reopen as new Adventure Bar venue

A chic cocktail bar could replace an old Bristol city center nightclub. Plans have been submitted for Adventure Bar to move into Timbuk2’s former location on Small Street, which also once housed a 24-hour cafe. The company, which has a series of locations in London and Birmingham, has applied to …

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4th fatal shootout outside an indy bar

INDIANAPOLIS – Another violent weekend kills three in Indianapolis. One of those murders took place at an east side address that has claimed several lives dating back to last year. The sign on the front of the business has changed since last year, but the fatal shooting at 5462 Massachusetts …

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Another violent weekend in the Manchester city center bar scene

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police have had another weekend full of violent crime investigations in areas revolving around the Queen City bar scene. Police responded to 603 Bar and Grill at 1087 Elm St. on Saturday with an assault report. Officers arriving just before midnight located a 27-year-old man who …

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Taylor Swift delights fans by drinking margaritas with them at Belfast bar

Taylor Swift caused a stir in Belfast after showing up at a popular city center bar on Friday to celebrate her boyfriend Joe Alwyn wrapping up her latest project. A delighted fan shared snaps with the ‘lovely’ megastar, 31, after she stayed for the entirety of her three-hour pub gig …

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Drunken night in Bristol turns violent as ‘drinks thrown at police’ and arrests made

Arrests were made in Bristol last night after revelers descended on the city for a boozy evening. A night shift police officer said colleagues were “beaten and had drinks thrown at them” during the evening, with many people waking up this morning (Sunday, August 29) in the cells. Avon and …

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