Rusk gets the green light

The owner of the Butchershop Bar and Grill in Glasgow, James Rusk, has been granted a license for a new £1.2m restaurant in the Merchant City on the site of the former Hutcheson’s Hall Hospital, on Ingram Street. He has leased the premises from owners, the National Trust.
At last month’s licensing board meeting at the Burgh Court Hall, he faced stiff competition from objectors who feared the venue would add to the problem of over provision in the area. One objector saying there was concern from people who lived in the area regarding noise, littering, and anti social behaviour, adding “there’s no need for it”.
It is expected to create over 40 jobs and the restaurant will have 178 covers. At the meeting James said, “Sixteen months of love for the building has gone into this. It is an incredible venue and a gold star in dining is planned for it. We will be creating a lot of jobs and an incredible experience. It will be a lot of hard work, but it will be worth it.” Speaking to the DRAM afterwards he added, “I can’t wait to get started.”

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