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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Dalton bar owner set to put business up for sale

THE owner of a trendy Dalton bar has closed his business for ‘personal’ reasons – after little more than a year of trading.

Bar 20, in Tudor Square, shut for the last time on New Year’s Day, and is now set to be listed for sale.

The cocktail bar was opened in August 2011, after owner Chris Shaw, 24, decided to take his experience as a cocktail waiter in Newcastle and apply it to his own business.

At the time of its opening Mr Shaw said the bar would appeal to revellers looking for a ‘funkier’ night out, through its blend of mood lighting, music, and a host of flaming or fruity cocktails.

He said at the time: “I’m looking to cater for a variety of drinkers during the week, but for the bar to be cheap enough for the younger people to drink in at the weekends. I’ve heard a lot of people go through to wine bars in Ulverston, from Dalton, but if there was something like that in the town, they wouldn’t have to go that far.”

Mr Shaw has now, however, decided to pursue another career. He said: “I just wanted to go in a different direction.

It’s not really suited to my lifestyle at the moment, I’m young and the hours aren’t the best.”

Mr Shaw stressed the closure was a personal and not a business decision, and the bar would still be viable for anyone interested in taking over.

“It’s just the way I feel. I’m looking for a more steady job, but the bar still works” he said. “We employ five or six staff who are all part time, so it’s not a big deal for them really.”

The building and bar will be put up for sale in the next few weeks.

Have your say

There is a 'trendy' bar in Dalton!???!
Does anyone actually still use the word 'trendy', apart from Eurotrash of course.

Posted by William Winkie on 8 January 2013 at 16:22

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