Owners of popular Ballymena restaurants set eyes on historic vacant public bar in Kells

Owners of popular Ballymena restaurants set eyes on historic vacant public bar in Kells

A proposal has been lodged to turn a historic vacant public bar in Kells, Ballymena into a licensed restaurant.

Plans were lodged in recent days by Wellington Bistro NI Limited for the premises on Station Road in the village.

Directors John Adams along with his son Dr. Daryl Adams say they are optimistic about the application.

The family owns Rococo, Gatto’s Ristorante, and the Barber Shop in Ballymena as well as Rococo in Antrim.

Speaking to Causeway Coast Coast Community this morning Dr. Daryl Adams said "We are extremely excited to be taking on the project in Kells. The historic public house has remained derelict for a number of years and it would be fantastic to see it open and trading as a licensed restaurant in the heart of the village."

When asked about recruitment he said  "These are difficult times for hospitality with a number of closures in recent weeks but we are optimistic that Kells will be a great success. We hope to employ 4 full-time & 2 part-time staff to begin with."

The application will go before the planning committee later this year.  

Geoffrey Moffett

Written by Geoffrey Moffett

Content Creator for Causeway Coast Community.
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