Popular bar heading to Blackpool

Brannigans building on Blackpool Promenade
Brannigans building on Blackpool Promenade
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A NEW bar in Blackpool is set to overthrow the current regime.

For vodka chain Revolution is set to take over the former Brannigan’s bar as two other venues take shape.

Bosses at Inventive Leisure – owner of the trendy chain of upmarket vodka dens - are staying tight-lipped over news they were set to take over the venue.

Auction house Christie & Co, who handling the sale of the site, would also not comment on the future of the Brannigan’s building as pen has yet to be put to paper on the deal.

But advertisements have been placed in industry magazine The Caterer for a deputy and assistant manager in Blackpool, all but confirming the chain’s move to the town.

The news follows the announcement work has started on the Lloyds venue in Market Street. Foundations are currently being laid for the new venue, on the site of demolished shops and restaurants that has been empty for years, surrounded by unattractive boarding.

North West Leisure has started a £500,000 refurbishment of the former NTK bar and First Bowl’s £750,000investment in the former Super Bowl bowling range above Brannigan’s.

Dominic Herdman, manager of Che Bar in Market Street, said it followed good news about the opening of two national eateries.

He added: “It shows how Blackpool as a resort and a party town keeps reinventing itself. It’s great to have nationally-recognised big brands on our high street.

“Along with Nando’s and Pizza Express, its more well-organised firms coming in which will hopefully start the regeneration of the town centre.”

His sentiments were echoed by Vincent Palma of North West Leisure.

He said: “It’s great news for Blackpool and for Market Street especially.”

Dave Daly of the Castle Pub in Central Drive, and chairman of PubWatch, said: “It’s fantastic – the site is just waiting for it to happen.

“The night-time economy in Blackpool always comes up with the goods. These names are great additions to any town centre.

“They are good brands which will enhance the town’s economy and they are well-run establishments.”