New Millom nightclub to open as part of £400k business venture
Last updated at 16:28, Friday, 25 October 2013
A NEW Millom nightclub opening as part of a £400,000 business venture is set to transform a town’s nightlife.
The club will open in the town’s disused Clocktower building in Market Square on November 22 and is part of a project which will create 12 to 15 jobs.
The building will also host an upmarket wine/cocktail bar and steak restaurant, with a targeted opening date of early next year.
Behind the project is father and son business team, Larry and Daniel Mackie, who, along with a consortium of other partners, own The Bear on the Square pub, The Workies and Beggar’s Theatre among other businesses in Millom.
Larry Mackie, 54, said: “There’s definitely a need for a nightclub in the town, people want somewhere to go to have a dance.
“We have owned nightclubs for 20 years and I think ones we have had before have been too big for the town, but this one is just the right size for the area and the crowd we can expect.”
The club, which will be named The Clocktower, will feature a dancefloor with an adjoining “chill-out” area, a DJ booth overlooking the crowd and have full disabled access.
Daniel Mackie, 34, said: “We have been speaking to the police and they seem happy with the security measures we are putting in place.
“We have new CCTV cameras in place and a security firm in from Workington. With it being in the square and not in a residential area, I don’t think there will be any problems.”
The club will occupy the ground floor of the building while the wine bar and restaurant would be in separate areas on the first floor of the building.
Larry Mackie said: “I want this to be something different for Millom. I want people to walk into the wine bar and say ‘what is this doing in Millom – it should be in London!’”
His son said: “We don’t want people in the town to have to travel to places like Broughton for a good night, we want people to stay in Millom.”
The pair plans to get the building’s clock working again, and the bar would feature an area where customers could look into its mechanics.
Daniel Mackie says they have secured the services of James Tyson, from Millom, as resident DJ in the club. Mr Tyson is a regular at popular Barrow nightspot Club M, in Cornwallis Street.
First published at 16:08, Friday, 25 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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I hope they play nellie the elephant ....
I can't believe that DJ tesco has been overlooked for the clock tower residency. DJ tesco has a lot more experience, greater following and wider range of music than James Henry Tyson. Mayb a rethink is required!