Aberdeen-based The McGinty’s Group £500K transformation of the former Esslemont and Macintosh building on Union Street into a bar and restaurant called The Esslemont is expected to be completed this summer. The dual concept unit will comprise of a bar and 120-seater restaurant on the ground floor, which will be named The Esslemont, while the pizza restaurant upstairs will be known as Mac’s Pizzeria. Esslemont and Macintosh opened in 1873 and occupied a space on Union Street from the 1920s until it closed in 2007. The ground floor was most recently occupied by Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant, but has lain empty since the business closed two years ago.
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