THE Corner House bar in Derrymacash will open its doors again this Easter.
Work is currently under way on an extensive refurbishment of the premises, now under the new ownership of Trevor McCann.
And to keep the local community up to date with what is happening over 600 letters were distributed in the area outlining plans for the pub.
In the letter Mr McCann says: “I am originally from the area and have worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.
“When growing up in Derrymacash I was always aware that The Corner House was the hub of our community and especially as my family were in the trade I grasped, and still do, the importance of a great local pub.
“I am writing to you all as I would really value you input. I strive to deliver a quality bar with great entertainment and a fantastic food offering and know all too well that this will happen with all of your support, and most of your valued custom.”
Already he has received messages of support from people in the community.
Overseeing the refurbishment work this week Mr McCann said he wanted to provide a local pub which was family orientated with food supplied seven days a week, at lunch times and in the evening.
“I am getting the local residents involved,” he added. “I am letting them know what is happening, listening to their input and opinions.”
There will be entertainment at weekends with live music and a return of traditional sessions which were always popular at The Corner House down the years.
At the moment work is going on around the clock and Trevor hopes to open the doors again on Thursday, March 28, although the off licence should be open by the end of next week.
He is also hiring bar, kitchen and floor staff on both a full and part time basis.
Work will be flexible at evenings and weekends and anyone with six months’ previous experience can apply.
Anyone interested should forward a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Friday, March 8.