Planning permission had initially been sought and subsequently refused by Glasgow City Council in June 2019. Nonetheless, house owners say they’ve since been working with the council and ‘hope to obtain approval’.
A lot-loved music store Fopp ceased buying and selling on the 358 Byres Highway premises on the finish of final month because of retailer closures throughout the UK below the HMV umbrella.
The crew behind Ting Thai Caravan – which just lately opened its third restaurant in Edinburgh – say of what is going to hopefully be their first Glasgow venue:
“Edinburgh-based impartial restaurant enterprise Ting Thai has submitted plans to open within the former FOPP constructing on Glasgow’s Byres Highway.
“The closure of Fopp is definitely additional proof of the persevering with deterioration of conventional retail resulting from on-line buying, and out of city areas.
“Nonetheless, there’s a demand for leisure experiences which is able to assist guarantee a future for the Excessive Road insomuch they’re going to draw into the world a brand new demographic in higher numbers.
“Ting Thai, which just lately launched a 3rd Edinburgh restaurant in Lothian Highway to wonderful opinions places their success all the way down to genuine Thai cooking from chef household Ting and Ae Tapparat, who after a few years cheffing in Bangkok’s 5 star motels and eating places returned to their old flame of road meals to which headchef Ting has developed his personal model.
“The West Finish’s demand for road meals seems unrelenting, resulting from foodie-focused festivals and the cosmopolitan affect of Glasgow College college students. Ting Thai’s philosophy is taken from road meals with its genuine flavours, vibrant environment, preserve it low cost and an energising half to your day or evening.
“The property with its state of affairs on the cultural epicentre of West Finish competition exercise – together with Vinicombe Road and Mela – was recognized by the Ting Thai co-founder as a perfect location for the Glasgow incarnation of TingThai-Caravan. The pink brick façade will likely be tidied up, given Brooklyn styled open home windows and a becoming new inside, all of which is able to considerably energise this a part of Byres Highway.”
Malcolm Innes stated: “We’re enthusiastic about the advantages of what this might convey to Byres Highway, together with an elevated footfall for all companies within the space; creating over 30 jobs, together with apprenticeships We’re working intently with native authorities and hope shortly to obtain their assist”.
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