Edinburgh gay bar and club CC Blooms on Greenside Place has been treated to a £250k restoration by owners Mitch Stark and Tim Douglas. As well as the refurbishment, the two-storey outlet will also open its ground floor level for daytime trade, with a food offering. The business partners, who acquired CC Blooms in 2008, have stripped it back to its original features, and repointed stone and exposed brick feature predominantly through the spacious bar area which is lit by the now uncovered large windows to the rear with views across Carlton Hill. The lowered ceilings are gone and three vast archways have now been revealed. Said a spokesperson, “Mitch and Tim remembered open views to Edinburgh from large windows towards the rear of the venue and a more traditional environment with beautiful historic features, high rise ceilings and delicate cornicing. The couple having been on the scene in London where they first met, and wanted to capture some of that big city style and breathe glamour into the venue. Fifteen years of clubbing and late night shenanigans had taken its toll on the venue, so the couple started working towards securing the finance to set the record straight and bring the venue back to its former glory.”
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