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March 26, 2019

Look out for the Cherry Tree in Giffnock and Lauries of Farme Close in Rutherglen.

At the time of writing, the countdown clock on Giffnock's Cherry Tree website was showing two days, seventeen hours and 25 minutes until the business launches.

Assuming we have our sums right - never a given TBH - then this means that the doors to the Fenwick Road establishment will swing open on Thursday morning.

Billed as a coffeehouse and wine bar, the new venture used to house a branch of Clydesdale Bank. Over the last few months, it has been extended and a new entrance on Fenwick Road has been added.

Concrete details on the food and drink offer are a little sparse at this stage but we understand that small plates will take centre stage on the food front.

Tea, coffee, cakes and light bites will be the order of the day with the wine bar side of the operation coming to the fore in the evening.

Naturally in this day and age, a myriad of diverse dietary requirements have been considered to the nth degree. Pic above is from Cherry Tree Facebook and shows bar area.

Lauries of Farme Cross in Rutherglen

Not a million miles away, in Rutherglen to be exact, Lauries of Farme Cross is a new bar on Baronald Street.

Formerly the Tennent's Bar, the new business plans to bring in customers with a mix of real ale, craft beer, gin, hearty grub and an entertainment program of stage shows, live music and DJ sets.

Spruce up for Grill on the Corner

Back in the city centre, The Grill on the Corner  re-opens today, or possibly tomorrow, after a 'tickle and touch-up'.

Having welcomed customers on Bothwell Street for twelve years, The Grill on the Corner has had a lick of paint and will return with a new menu.

According to The Scotsman, customers can look forward to the kitchen refocusing on steak and seafood with Scotch beef taking pride of place.

If you want to check out the new look and menu, you can book in via 5pm.