James Rusk has revealed details of his next venture, the transformation of the A-listed Hutchesons’ Hall on Ingram Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City. Set over three floors and 4’000sq feet, the A-listed white building features a clock tower in an unusual octagonal design and huge stain glass windows amongst its other charms, and the new venture is set to bring at least fifty new jobs to the city centre. James, who also owns Glasgow’s Butchershop Bar and Restaurant, comments, “We’ve been working with the National Trust for Scotland in the background for the last two years trying to bring a new purpose to this unique, standalone building that is soaked in layers of history and culture.” He is investing £1.3m in the new cafe bar and restaurant which will open later in the Spring. He says, ““Set in classic splendour in a grand European setting, our new café bar and restaurant will be relaxed and informal where our customers can relish in the lavish interiors and the Hutchesons’ culture and character. The décor will pay homage to the building’s heritage, and through great use of mirrors, warm colours and by restoring the buildings’ allures our aim is to create a comfortable convivial environment that is split over three floors creating a café bar, restaurant and private dining space.”
Hutchesons is located at 158 Ingram St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 1EJ.