Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars has earmarked £500K to invest in Dundee’s Mercantile Pub as well as The Gunners Bar in Broughty Ferry. The company is now looking for licensees to take on the leases A £300K investment is to be made at The Mercantile, which has been closed for a year. New plans have been drawn up to transform it into a contemporary upmarket modern industrial looking bar with a proposed new name, A. Smith Merchant. The look will be a mix of exposed brick, metal and wood and feature eclectic vintage lighting and decorative objects throughout. A feature beer wall will show-case the pub’s beer varieties and the ground floor bar will be repositioned at the back of the room. The upstairs will have circular booth seating overlooking the downstairs bar where people can eat, have coffees and drinks. The outside of the bar will also have a complete makeover. Meanwhile nearly £200K will be spent transforming The Gunners Bar from an old-fashioned drinkers only pub into a dynamic rustic urban bar serving premium branded drinks and pizzas.