Bar-in-a-bank plan for for­mer HSBC – with drinks and a cash ma­chine

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

A RESTAU­RANT boss who owns a num­ber of pop­u­lar Anglesey eater­ies now wants to open a bar in a for­mer is­land bank.

Robert Charl­ton (pic­tured) owns the Pier House Bistro and Tredici Ital­ian Restau­rant in Beau­maris, and the Hy­de­out South­ern Bar-B-Q & Smoke­house in Me­nai Bridge.

This year, he also bought the for­mer Cas­tle Bak­ery premises - set­ting up Ruby Mae’s Amer­i­can Diner.

Now he plans to start a bar in Me­nai Bridge af­ter tak­ing on the for­mer HSBC on the high street, which closed last year.

Hav­ing al­ready re­stored the cash ma­chine, the de­vel­op­ment would cre­ate around 10 jobs and he hopes to open by the end of Novem­ber

He said: “We are open­ing a bar to com­ple­ment the restau­rants in Me­nai Bridge and to cater for the di­verse range of cus­tomers now visit- ing Me­nai for its pubs and restau­rants. “We will be open in the day­time to of­fer qual­ity cof­fees and cake and the evening will be for meet­ing friends and try­ing our cock­tails. We will have a large range of gins and lo­cal ales, im­por­tantly, we have brought .back the cash ma­chine to the vil­lage, which was wanted by the res­i­dents. “This will be my sixth busi­ness here and we em­ploy about 90 peo­ple. I am com­mit­ted to grow­ing our com­mu­ni­ties, us­ing lo­cal pro­duce and in­creas­ing the num­ber of jobs avail­able lo­cally.”

A plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to change the use of the old HSBC site has been sub­mit­ted to Anglesey county coun­cil by agent Cad­nant Plan­ning.

The eat­ing-out scene in the town has boomed in re­cent years with Dy­lan’s, Sos­ban and The Old Butch­ers, which has a Miche­lin star, and Hy­de­out among those open­ing.

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