Living Ventures, the group owned by Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, has secured its first site in Glasgow for its Gusto brand. It has acquired a building at 14 Bothwell St. Living Ventures completed a management buy-out of Gusto earlier this year and expects to add to the group with four opening over the next 12 months. Another one of the Living Ventures companies, New World Trading Company, is also planning on opening a new bar called, The Botanist, in Glasgow in the near future. Although the paperwork has not yet been completed, it’s thought to be in the former Pesto premises on St Vincent Street. The group already has four other Botanist bars at Alderley Edge, Chester, Leeds and Manchester’s Deangate. The latest one to open in Deangate features giant antique pot chandeliers, cabinets filled with horticultural bits and bobs and an aged vine walkway.