£1m coffee shop and restaurant planned for Glasgow's Central Station

05 March 2014 by
£1m coffee shop and restaurant planned for Glasgow's Central Station

Glendola is to invest £1m an artisan coffee shop and new restaurant sites in Glasgow's Central Station.

The group, which operates the Carlton George hotel, Waxy O'Connor's and Horton's & Frankenstein's in Scotland, aims to open the two new venues in May.

Alston Bar & Beef will be located at the entrance of the station. Along with high quality steak, it will feature Glasgow's largest collection of gins.

Meanwhile, Gordon Street Coffee will roast beans on site to offer a unique blend, the Glasgow Roast, 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.

"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."

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, added: "This is yet another excellent addition to the services on offer in one the country's busiest transport hubs.

"The level of investment and number of jobs to be created in the process are both sterling examples of a business working to the benefit of the city."

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