The closure of Ballina’s iconic Broken Jug pub and restaurant is temporary.T Thereare plans to re-open the property, writes Orla Hearns.
There was surprise in the town when the business, which came under new management last year, closed two weeks ago but the Western People can reveal that it will be up-and-running, again as a hospitality business, early in 2020.
Shay Livingstone will be heading up the redevelopment and says the plans will involve a large capital investment.
“We will be using the property’s existing space and resources to open something that Ballina has never seen before,” he told the Western People, stressing that the development will be very much a local one.
Meanwhile, further change could be afoot locally, with another landmark business up for sale.
Cafolla’s restaurant and takeaway, on Bridge St, has gone on the market.
The restaurant element of the premises has been trading for over 50 years and occupies the ground floor of a property that extends over three storeys, with the upper floors comprising residential accommodation.
Local auctioneer, Sherry Fitzgerald Feeney West, is handling the sale of the property, which includes an 80-seater restaurant, takeaway and fully-equipped commercial kitchen.
The residential portion has its own entrance and includes a sitting room, kitchen, living room, four bedrooms (one en-suite), a guest WC, and family bathroom.