Lots of work still going on every time I go past it, it looks nowhere near finished.
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Hardly a massive surprise in the current climate, sadly.The Facebook page that was set up a couple of years ago as a ‘coming soon’ for the Old Library Bar and Grill, has changed its name today to SOCO Childrenswear & Accessories.
No more detail posted yet but doesn’t bode well for the bar and grill plans
It was, at least it was two years ago, when I had a little tour.I sure the upstairs was going to be turned into flats, not sure if that's still the plan
Right, so, walking past just now, I caught a bloke having a fag outside the Odeon and grilled him lightly about the progress. This resulted in him saying "Just go and have a look through the door".
So, I did, and was then offered a "No photographs" tour. (They have had grief about pictures of minor details that have been posted online, apparently).
They are retaining and replicating as much of the essential character of the building as is possible. There will be apartments upstairs, of various sizes.
I feel much more confident that this is a real attempt this time, they seem very competent people.
I did ask about timescale and was told that it would be nice to be open for Christmas...
Not sure about this being a lovely restaurant - looks like it is a sports bar with a random eating offer (assume food quality will be pitched at a suitable level). Burger and chips whilst watching the footy! Unless I have got this wrong.I love, love, love this. Finally, the old library is being brought back into use and it looks like it's going to be a lovely restaurant. Well done to the owner and thank you for saving a beautiful old building.
That's how I read it. But if it keeps the old library from the wrecking ball then the very best of British to them.Not sure about this being a lovely restaurant - looks like it is a sports bar with a random eating offer (assume food quality will be pitched at a suitable level). Burger and chips whilst watching the footy! Unless I have got this wrong.