Glendola invest £1m in Glasgow

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Glendola Leisure, the company behind Waxy O’Connor’s, is to invest a further £1million in a new bar and restaurant as well as a coffee shop in Glasgow’s Central Station.
The restaurant, which will be located in the basement, will be called Alston Bar & Beef, aims to provide the city’s best steak, serving an assortment of beef cuts, while its bar plans to boast Glasgow’s largest collection of gins.
While upstairs, Gordon Street Coffee will offer a “proper cup of coffee”, from beans roasted on site, along with sandwiches and pastries.
Glendola managing director Alex Salussolia, said, “The station presents a fantastic opportunity to create two unique venues and the footfall passing through the Gordon Street entrance makes the location particularly attractive for us.
“We already run three successful businesses in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh and are very much looking forward to our new venture.
“It is our intention to create two businesses that will fill the gaps in the station’s current offering. We want to build somewhere that will be an attractive destination for commuters and those using the station, and another venue for customers looking to enjoy quality food and drink in a contemporary and stylish bar and restaurant environment.
“We aim to make Gordon Street Coffee the perfect place for those on the move – either looking for something to eat on the go or to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while waiting for the train.
“Downstairs at Alston Bar & Beef, we want to create the ideal venue to meet for an after-work drink, enjoy a quality lunch or dinner with friends or family.”
Alston Bar & Beef will be located in the basement which is an area previously undeveloped since the station was built over the original Grahamston Village in the 19th century. Its name is inspired by the name of the old Glasgow village’s main street.
Customers will enter through a large door within the main Gordon Street entrance – opposite the ticket office – and will descend into the stunning open vaults found beneath the main concourse.
Matthew Mustard, general manager at Alston Bar & Beef, comments, “Alston will offer the finest cuts of beef from Scottish producers and complement them with a wider menu of dishes inspired by Scotland’s larder. The bar will be one of Glasgow’s best places for gin. Not only will we have the largest collection of gins, but we will also be known for the perfect presentation, from the right glass, ice style and garnish to bring out the gin’s individual flavours. It will be a great place to meet, eat and drink in the city centre.”

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