The Bastille / Sloans

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The Bastille / Sloans

Postby papa lazarou » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:43 pm

What has happened???

I went down for a drink last Monday only to find it closed. Now it appears to be boarded up!
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Postby futureTom » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:01 pm

I was down there on Wednesday 16th and all seemed to be ok, but went along today and lo, boarded up with the telephone number not in service.

Whaaaaa
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Postby Fossil » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:01 pm

::): i bet they've done a runner
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Postby McShad » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:16 pm

I say the re-naming was a bad move
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Postby scaryman2u » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:23 pm

We called it a `Dexy`s as in midnight runner also called a moonie ::):
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Postby futureTom » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:53 pm

A runner ? what, Colin Barr ? surely not.
If this is the case I shall go and defecate on one of his premises.
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Postby Fossil » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:07 pm

futureTom wrote:A runner ? what, Colin Barr ? surely not.
If this is the case I shall go and defecate on one of his premises.



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Postby cheesemonster » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:26 am

i phoned them up a few weeks ago to ask about booking the upstairs and was told they were closing for renovation
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Postby Shazbat » Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:54 pm

Renovation!!! 8O
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Postby DickyHart » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:39 pm

renovation..oh dear, they better no touch it, thats a big part of glasgow history is that place, whats Barr up to this time?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:20 am

their plans centred round having a 3am license. They failed to do so.
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Postby Ally Doll » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:22 pm

This in the Evening Times tonight...

City style king's flagship venue in mystery closure
THE BASTILLE, which used to be known as Sloan's, opened less than a year ago following a revamp THE flagship venue of style-bar boss Colin Barr has shut without warning.

The Bastille Taverne, formerly Sloan's of the Argyll Arcade - just off Buchanan Street, has been closed for a week with no explanation.

Industry sources claim the bar, one of the city's oldest, has run into financial difficulties - barely a year after it reopened following a massive revamp under Mr Barr's ownership.

Companies House, the statutory body with which all firms must register, has said accounts for the venue are four months late and the annual return is also now overdue.

The sudden closure of the Bastille comes just months after Mr Barr, the ex-husband of Glasgow style queen Kelly Cooper Barr, shut his award-winning seafood and cocktail venue Salty Dog in Princes Square.

A source said: "On the face of it the Bastille looked to be doing quite well.

"It was usually busy and had a decent courtyard for smokers."

Last year Mr Barr told the Evening Times how it had been his dream to take control of Sloan's, which first opened in 1825.

The 46-year-old publican, who owns the Republic Bier Halle chain, has been credited with helping make Glasgow's bars amongst the most stylish in the UK.

The Evening Times attempted to contact Mr Barr and his accountants but got no reply.
01/09/06


(by the way, should this not be merged with the Bastille thread in Pubs/Clubs/Restaurants?)
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Postby hazy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:47 pm

Dealt with him years ago. He did everything in his power to bump people for money. If brewery bosses keep insisnt on giving him pubs, more fool them. Even when he shared a flat with friends in Amsterdam during the 80s he was the same then. Always on the blag. He was the man along with Ronnie McCulloch during the original days of the Tunnel but again he was found out and asked to leave.
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:31 pm

any more news on this?
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Postby SusanR » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:07 pm

kelly cooper a style queen ! Now that does worry me!
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