RESTAURANT Plan Is Next Chapter For Old Glasgow Library

4 August, 2022 | Food and Drink, Listed / Historic Buildings

PLANNERS have agreed that a restaurant can open at a B-listed former Glasgow library.

Afghan eatery Namak Mandi is proposing to relocate to the ground floor of 100 Norfolk Street in the Gorbals.

The building was built as the Gorbals Public Library in 1933. It closed in the 1980s and became a base for charity Deaf Connections until 2019.

A statement submitted to Glasgow City Council explained: “This facility would be used, principally but not excusively, by the Muslim community, and would be a relocation of Namak Mandi from 17-21 Bridge Street

“The operating hours would be seven days from 9am until midnight, however at times such as Ramadan the operation would be until 2am to facilitate the religious observance of not eating during daylight hours.

“Generally laid out as a restaurant, the capacity would be in the order of 125 persons.”

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