Merchant Square is a historic building, which forms part of Glasgow’s Old Fruit Market and lies in the heart of the Merchant City. The square now provides a destination venue for eating, drinking and entertainment. There are a number of highly successful businesses situated within the square including Metropolitan, Bar Soba, the Beer Café, Monterey Jacks and O’Neill’s Public House. In addition, there is basement entertainment uses including Escape Rooms, NQ64 Arcade and One Under indoor golf.
Candleriggs Square, a new £300 million development is under construction virtually across from Merchant Square. Construction of the 215,000 square feet, 500-bed student hotel will complete in late 2023, whilst a 346-apartment build-to-rent scheme will complete in 2024.
Specifically, the former Bar Square is situated in an excellent trading position at the corner of the Merchant Square centre. The premises benefit from a large frontage directly onto Bell Street and opposite the new Candleriggs Square. In addition, there is internal access to central courtyard seating.
The premises are arranged over the ground floor and basement of the successful Merchant Square licensed development. The main trading area is over the ground floor, with dual access from Bell Street and the main internal square.
We have summarised the accommodation as follows:
Attractive contemporary bar/restaurant, with bar servery set at upper level. The bar area is arranged over split levels and, we would estimate, total seating for approximately 80 persons. There is an attractive frontage to Bell Street, and external seating to the front.
The premises benefit from courtyard seating within the main central area of Merchant Square. We would estimate total seating for approximately 80 persons.
The premises have a fully fitted commercial kitchen, with stores situated adjacent.
Services areas are arranged over the basement. These include ladies and gent’s customer toilets, cellarage, manager’s office and stores.
The premises have a Rateable Value of £45,500 as at 1st April 2023. A new occupier will have the right to appeal the Rateable Value.
We understand that the premises are connected to all mains services, including water, electricity, gas and drainage.
There is a premises licence in place. The premises licence will be held by the landlord, with the tenant nominating a Designated Premises Manager.
Bar Square occupies a highly prominent site within Merchant Square. The premises are situated at the corner of Bell Street and Candleriggs, with excellent frontage, directly overlooking the new Candleriggs Square development.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an incoming tenant to benefit from the current fit-out and adapt/refurbish, to create a first class bar/restaurant.
The premises have been placed on the market at a rental of £70,000 per annum.
A premium is required for the benefit of the current fit-out of the premises. The premium has been set at offers over £49,000.
The lease will be of a standard, commercial basis, proposed for a term of at least 10 years, with regular rent reviews. A rental deposit may be required, dependent on the covenant strength of the proposed tenant company.
The property has an EPC rating of G.
Strictly no approaches to be made to the property direct. For further information please contact CDLH on 0141 331 0650.
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