• Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

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Brand New Bar Opening in Durham City Centre

My HouseA BRAND new bar is arriving in Durham city centre as a result of the imminent refurbishment of the Loveshack Nightclub in the Walkergate Leisure Complex, creating over 25 jobs.

Originally opening in 2007, work on the first of a two-part project is now underway and due to complete in a matter of weeks, by the end of July.

The Loveshack Nightclub as Durham students and revellers-alike know it will now be divided into two venues – the first of which will be open during the day serving food and coffees as well as some innovative cocktails and products.

The venue will be called ‘My House’ and its branding can now be officially revealed. Located towards the front of the premises, it will open out onto the Walkergate area’s lower level piazza offering outdoor, sheltered seating.

My House is also set to play host to its own events and live acts and will have a separate DJ and music policy to the Loveshack Nightclub, which already currently employs 60 members of staff.

The remainder of the venue will still be operating as Loveshack until the second phase of the refurbishment starts, which is planned for 2017. This will see Loveshack given a makeover and a rebrand while remaining a nightclub, meaning that before, during and after this process there will be no alteration to its opening hours.

Debbie Corbett, General Manager, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of My House, bringing something fresh and unique to Durham as well as a range of job opportunities for the city.

“Loveshack is now into its tenth year of trade and has certainly done us proud over the years – we have hosted some unforgettable nights and events! But all good things must come to an end and we realise that it’s now time to update the décor and move with the times. Using the space at the front during the day is an amazing idea and the plans for the new build are very exciting. We can’t wait until it’s completed and I’m sure our customers will all love the finished article!”

An exclusive VIP launch event will take place on Saturday 30 July for guests, by invite-only, to see the venue before it opens its doors to the public – date to be announced shortly.

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