New micro wine and cocktail bar coming to Chorley

The vacant shop unit in Fazakerley Street, Chorley
The vacant shop unit in Fazakerley Street, Chorley
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An empty shop in the centre of Chorley is to be transformed into a bar and restaurant.

Initial plans suggest that the space in Fazakerley Street will become a micro wine and cocktail bar called The Shed. And there is talk of a Rastafarian band which is already being lined up for opening night.

Planners at Chorley Council granted permission for the former American Soda shop unit to be refurbished.

It is believed the interior design will look like the inside of a shed - decorated with wood and rusty corrugated roofing. The aim is to cater for young professionals and students, offering something different to what is already available in the town which has recently seen a growth in the micropub scene. A selection of food will be available at the bar and there are plans to host live music at the venue, catering for a variety of tastes.

Chorley councillor Paul Walmsley, who represents Chorley South East, said he would welcome the unit being in use.

“People seem to be quite liking the microbars at the moment,” he said. “We want a good night life in town and make sure that there are places for people to go out. The more people who come into Chorley for an evening out the better. The more choice we have the better. I’d rather something in there than not and if it adds to Chorley night life then great.”