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Shoeshine Johnny

News from Jamie’s Italian, The Drugstore Social and more

I mean it’s only the beginning of February and Shoeshine Johnny has decided to report in!  He’s been sitting on the news and we’ll certainly be giving him a stern talking to!

Jamie’s italian glasgow closure

Jamie’s Italian in Glasgow will be closing…. one of 12 including Cardiff, Reading, York, St Albans, Bath, Kingston, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Harrowgate and Soho.  Tough trading times for Jamie as he looks to concentrate on the Barbecoa brand. Jamie’s Italian Glasgow


Glasgow saw the closure of Byron recently and now Byron has agreed a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) restructure the group.  Part of this restructuring of Byron means that 20 sites will be closing.

BrewDog burger el perro negro Glasgow

Our fave Burgermeister El Perro Negro will be opening in Finnieston this year. 🍔 the best burgers in Glasgow are here!  We’ll let you know when we can tell you where it will be … at the moment 🤐

Gnom Chompsky glasgow new opening
Gnom Facebook


Street food gurus Chompsky are working away at 758 Pollokshaws Road with their new restaurant Gnom.  Just around the corner from The Bungo and Pot Luck 👌Your Home Centre

The dirty duchess Argyle street glasgow bar
The Dirty Duchess, Facebook

What was The Duchess of Argyle is now The Dirty Duchess.  It will be run by Badaboom Bars and have a rotating street food Kitchen- first in Babu’s Bombay Street Kitchen. The Duchess of Argyle

Drugstore social glasgow Yorkhill
The Drugstore Social Facebook


Another of Kained Holdings (Lebowskis/Crafty Pig/The Finnieston etc)  outlet getting a new life is The Drugstore Social in Yorkhill.

The venue will be transformed into a social events space with the community at heart. The Drugstore Social

The hopworks BrewDog glasgow

Brewdog is expanding their Glasgow beer offerings with their first Hopworks premises.  it will be on East Campbell Street just off the Gallowgate.  Populated from reclaimed shipping containers and provide space for people to rent 50-litre pilot kits to create their own beers and ales. There will also be a bar and a terrace as part of the new venue. East Campbell Street

Finsbay Woodlands Road glasgow

Finsbay Flat Iron will be opening Friday (2nd Feb) where WEST on the corner was. Specialising in the serving of 8oz flat iron steaks, Finsbay Flat Iron comes from the team behind the Finsbay cafe, bar and restaurant in Milngavie. Finsbay Flatiron

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