Growler will be new pub
Old bank set for conversion
A t r e n d y n ew speciality beer pub is to open in an old Ayr bank.
The abandoned Royal Bank of Scotland will be home to the night spot called The Growler.
The venture, which boasts a big garden, is the latest new boozer to wake up the town’s slumbering night trade.
A statement from the Growler describes it as a “taproom, canteen and garden.”
It said the venue will sell “loads of different beers on tap from all over the planet in pretty cool surroundings.”
It added: “Great easy food, cocktails, whiskies and rums and if the sun shines you can have all this - outside in our garden.
“Cool tunes as always and open late, what’s not to like.”
The MacPherson Family Partnership have applied for a premises licence for the venue on 2 Beresford Terrace.
Members of the Fort Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council welcomed the application at the most recent meeting. The meeting heard the new business would regenerate the local economy with jobs.
Chair Norman McLean said it was a brave venture because of the number of pubs closing down.
But if the Growler gets the go- ahead from South Ayrshire Council it will join a string of new openings in Ayr.
Entrepreneur Vinny Roarty has opened two bars in the town - the Newmarket and The Brooklyn Cafe.
And Cameron’s bar has replaced the old McCabe’s on Fullarton Street.
Floundering Club de Mar, which suddenly shut, has been taken over by the owners of Furys nightclub.
The name will be changed and a refurbishment is taking place.
It is hoped the new look Arthur Street club will open before the festive season.
Brave venture McLean Norman