The Citizen is the latest new restaurant in Glasgow. It opens in just under a fortnight.
What we hadn’t realised was that the project would launch so quickly. In fact, it will open to the public on Wednesday 6th September.
We understand that it will seat 218 people in its bar and dining rooms. According to their Facebook page, it will serve ‘classic fayre, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner’.
Previously, the building housed the short-lived Trading House. The new venture is themed around The Evening Citizen.
Read all about it: The Citizen
Founded in 1864, it was one of the first evening newspapers in Glasgow.
In 1889, they took new offices in St Vincent Place. The Evening Citizen newspaper may be long gone but the Grade A-listed building has a new lease of life after a sympathetic restoration.
The DRG hope that ‘The Citizen Bar and Dining Rooms will pay tribute to the glory days of the Evening Citizen newspaper as well as celebrating Glasgow’s past, present and future’.
If you want to see some brilliant pics of Glasgow’s past, head to the Lost Glasgow Facebook page. They have tracked down some pictures of old Glasgow life taken by The Evening Citizen photographers.
It is going to be a busy few months for Tony Conetta and Mario Gizzi, the restaurateurs, who run The DRG.
This autumn, they also start work on a £2m luxury restaurant and bar development on Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square.
Set within the grade A listed Edinburgh Grand (the former RBS headquarters), the 9,500 sq ft development will encompass a contemporary restaurant for 200 covers and two bars.
All of which can be booked via 5pm Dining.