A popular Derby city centre bar is set to close next month to undergo a major six-figure refurbishment.
The Slug and Lettuce, in Iron Gate, has announced that it will be closing its doors on Sunday, February 11, for an extensive revamp of both the inside and the outside of the venue.
It will then reopen for business on Sunday, March 4 – with special VIP launch nights taking place on the following Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10. These will feature cocktail making classes, free samples of food and drink and a DJ.
The Stonegate Pub Company, which owns the Slug and Lettuce, is ploughing £320,000 into the refurbishment, which will be create 15 new jobs, including both front and back of house.
New signs will be put up on the outside of the building, with new seating areas front and back – but the major changes will be taking place inside the venue.
A separate cocktail bar area will be installed as part of the new-look Slug and Lettuce
The interior work will include new VIP booths, a new-look bar and the creation of a separate cocktail “master class” station with private bar.
Lauren Matthews, sales and events manager at the Slug and Lettuce, said: “It will be a huge refurbishment and we are really excited about it.
“In the meantime, we will be holding an ‘out with the old’ closing party on February 9 and 10 with a limited-edition cocktail menu of our old-school favourite cocktails from the previous years.”
The Slug and Lettuce has been in Iron Gate since 2007. It was formerly the Casa Bar but, that year, the Laurel Pub Company, which owned the venue at the time, decided to rebrand it and invest in a £270,000 refurbishment.
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Source: Derby Telegraph