Glasgow’s Europa Bar & Grill has been sold to JD Wetherspoon for an undisclosed sum, marking the 11th Glaswegian property for the national pub chain.
Europa Bar & Grill, previously operated by bar and nightclub owner Carlo Citti, is in a centrally-located position at the city’s Queen Street station.
Wetherspoon plans to invest £600k into the property, which will create around 40 jobs once opened.
John Hutson, Wetherspoon chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have purchased the former Europa Bar and look forward to redeveloping the site. We have enjoyed great success with our pubs in Glasgow and believe that our new outlet will be an asset to the city's social scene.”
High footfall area
Jonathan Clough, associate directot at Christie & Co who negotiated the deal, said due to a high level of interest, the site was sold for above the asking price.
“We are delighted to have secured a national operator such as JD Wetherspoon for this popular venue, which benefits from high levels of passing trade and tourism, plus a high volume of office workers in close proximity,” he said.
Citti also operates four bars and nightclubs in Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, including student venue Campus.