New pub is re­ally tak­ing shape

Rutherglen Reformer - - Schools -

Res­i­dents in Cam­bus­lang have given their ap­proval to the out­side of the new Wether­spoon pub set to open next month.

The sig­nage to the John Fair­weather was added last week, and mem­bers of the Face­book group, All About Cam­bus­lang, praised the build­ing on­line.

One wrote:“It de­served a facelift, looks good,”while another said:“It looks fan­tas­tic com­pared to what it was just another eye­sore in Cam­bus­lang main st.”

How­ever, there were some con­cerns from lo­cals about the fu­ture of other pubs in the town.

One wrote:“Looks good and will no doubt be a good as­set to the Cam­bus­lang over­all but can’t help won­der­ing what its im­pact will have on the small lo­cal pubs in the lo­cal­ity.”

The pub will open in the old Savoy cin­ema which later be­came a bingo hall on Main Street. In a nod to the build­ing’s his­tory, Wether­spoon’s have kept the word“Savoy”at the very top.

John Fair­weather was the ar­chi­tect who de­signed the C-listed build­ing, which opened in 1929. The pub project rep­re­sents a £2mil­lion in­vest­ment from Wether­spoon, who have also been ad­ver­tis­ing for staff.

Wether­spoon spokesman Ed­die Ger­shon said:“Our new pub in Cam­bus­lang opens on Jan­uary 20.

“We are look­ing for­ward to open­ing the pub and are con­fi­dent it will prove popular with peo­ple in the town and also be a good ad­di­tion to its so­cial scene.”

Sign of the times The John Fair­weather pub is tak­ing shape in Cam­bus­lang

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