Pub chain buys old nightclub

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 

Pub chain buys old nightclub

The former Temptation nightclub in Newport.

NATIONAL pub chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed the purchase of an old nightclub building and former church in Newport, the CP can reveal.

The sale of the former Temptation club, in Lower St James’s Street, which was reopened in 2009 but has since closed its doors, was completed on Monday, May 20.

A spokesperson from the chain said the development start date was unknown but confirmed it planned to keep The William Coppin, at Coppins Bridge, open.

The newly acquired building was the former home of Newport Congregational Church, which sold the last part of the former church to the then owners of Temptation in 2002.

The site, which is made up of two distinct areas, the 5,944 sq ft former church, and the more modern, glazed 3,503 sq ft structure next door, has been home to several bars and clubs over the years, including Booker T’s, Bar Bluu and Temptation. Bar Bluu was granted a 24-hour licence in 2006 after extending its 10am to 4am licence.

The former church has attracted controversy in the past as a late opening venue, including the erection of a large serpent sign to reflect the building’s former life.

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Hovercraft makes an unexpected appearance in Sandown

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  2. Crash investigation continues

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  3. Bus damaged

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  4. On the path to success

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  5. Hundreds gather to oppose floating bridge charges

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News Sponsor