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Publican wanted to take on Northend Vaults as refit gets underway in Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 21, 2013

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THE SEARCH is on to find a new landlord to take on the soon to re-open Northend Vaults.

Owners Enterprise Inns are set to pump tens of thousands of pounds into the run down building in Northgate Street, and want to get the doors open for business by April.

Work is due to start on Monday, with a full refit and self contained flat part of the development plans at the two storey property.

Businesses in the area and other city centre pubs are eager to see the once popular drinking den returned to its former glory to help increase footfall.

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Enterprise Inns are now appealing for a publican to come forward to take on the project as soon as possible.

An early appointment will allow a potential new business owner to have an input into how the pub may look, once the refit begins.

Robert Dale, head of pub marketing at Enterprise Inns, said: “We will be actively recruiting for a new publican with the passion and drive to take the business forward.

“We can confirm that our contractors will be starting on the refurbishment of the Northend Vaults next week and hope to complete work by March 2014.

“Anyone interested in finding out more about this exciting pub business opportunity can contact us on 0800 953 0072.”

Across the city, another pub with a not so rosy future is the Ridge and Furrow in Abbeydale.

The long running saga to keep it open looks to be doomed, as Morrisons edge closer to bulldozing the building and replacing it with a petrol station.

PJS Development Solutions Ltd has lodged a detailed ten page report to city council planners, urging them to refuse planning permission ahead of a formal decision in January.

Former council planning advisor and PJS director, Phil Staddon, said: “The Ridge and Furrow has been a successful and thriving pub for over a quarter of a century.

“It was deliberately planned as part of the District Centre, next to the shops and other facilities, to be at the very heart of the community.

“It is bonkers to demolish such an important and valuable community facility and replace it with a petrol station. Government Planning policy is very clear – valued community pubs should be protected.”

Ward councillor, Andrew Gravells, said: “I’m really pleased that planning expert Phil Staddon is now offering some seriously good and free advice to the local pub regulars who are fighting these plans to demolish this community pub in the heart of Abbeydale.”

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  • Brasher44  |  February 20 2014, 8:37PM

    Mick Gavaghan, otherwise known as "Django_G" and "flinty41" and "flinty11" and "Django-d" obviously can't stand or maintain the pace. What a bell-end! Good riddance to the troll.

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  • haztooms31  |  February 16 2014, 7:27PM

    Harden has proved time and time again for Gloucester Rugby, what a class act he is and why the scrum becomes less of a force without him.

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  • CrazyLegs54  |  February 15 2014, 8:24PM

    Come out! Come out flinty11/flinty41/Django-D wherever you are! Oh, I forgot, he can't because he has been BANNED! So the Gloucester and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll, Mick Gavaghan, has signed up with another identity of Django_G. I bet he had to ask his mummy for that one. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  • Don_Deakin21  |  February 13 2014, 9:34PM

    Harden is the undisputed first choice tight head at Gloucester Rugby, unless you are some know-it-all troll like the gullible Django_G/Absolam/Gareth_J/akadau/Kap721/etc. who claims to know better than the coaches at Gloucester Rugby. That's the coaches who work with the players week in, week out.

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  • SteveBronko23  |  February 13 2014, 5:30PM

    Harden is the number 1 tight head at Gloucester Rugby. If the sad lonely old mad and multi-ID troll, "Django_G" AKA "flinty41" AKA "flinty11", ever gets to a Gloucester Rugby game he could see that for himself but he never goes to any games because the matron at his home never lets him out, so he spends all his lonely hours on the net trolling. He doesn't even support Gloucester anyway.

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  • rayglaws09  |  February 12 2014, 9:12PM

    The multi-ID troll, Django_G, is a sad lonely gullible old man. His pretence to being a Gloucester Rugby supporter is absolutely hilarious. He has no idea where Kingsholm is or who any of the Gloucester Rugby players are. Sad... very sad indeed! #Harden owns the number 3 shirt without a doubt.

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  • Straw92  |  February 11 2014, 7:31PM

    Oh which troll shall Mick Gavaghan be today? Is it "Django_G" or "flinty41" or "flinty11" or maybe he's NOTArugbylover or peh45. Whichever one he decides he is, he will invariably be absolutely clueless. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • TuffRaider01  |  February 10 2014, 7:19PM

    Who cares what the multi-troll Mick Gavaghan AKA "Django_G" AKA "flinty41" AKA "flinty11" thinks! He isn't a Gloucester Rugby supporter and he is the most clueless person ever when it comes to rugby union. #Harden is the No.1 tight head at Gloucester!

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  • RoryGlaws01  |  February 07 2014, 7:38PM

    Laugh at the clueless multi-ID troll, Django_G, pretending he knows who anything about rugby. He doesn't even know where Kingsholm is and has certainly never been in the Shed. He isn't even from Gloucester, for goodness sake!

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  • H_Sparks01  |  February 06 2014, 7:32PM

    Nigel Davies knows that Harden is his top tight head; everyone else knows that Rupҽrt Hardҽn is the best tight head at Glaws. The only one who thinks otherwise and thinks he is better than Nigel Davies is the troll Django_G/gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20 etc.

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