One of Chelmsford’s most popular bars is set to reopen next week after undergoing a massive refurbishment and a change of name.
The Bootmaker, in Moulsham Street, has finally confirmed when it will be opening its doors after several weeks of extensive work to both its exterior and interior.
The decision to undertake the £450,000 refit marked the end of Baroosh, which was open for 11 years before management decided it was time for change.
A former over 21s only bar, Baroosh was at the heart of Chelmsford’s nightlife, with many customers disappointed to see it go.
In contrast, bosses at The Bootmaker have promised the new and improved venue will not only welcome families but their pet pooches too.
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Heydon Mizon, joint managing director for McMullen and Sons Brewery who own the bar, said: “After a fantastic 11 years we have closed the doors of Baroosh for the final time.
“For over a decade we have shared some unforgettable moments with the people of Chelmsford and loved every moment of it.
“Baroosh has definitely stood the test of time throughout the years.”
In addition to changing their entry policy, Mr Mizon has guaranteed The Bootmaker will offer a menu that’s fresh and regularly updated, in a relaxed venue that’s styled in a contemporary fashion and is absolutely bursting with character.
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“The food offering will be fresh and updated regularly, with brunch served until the afternoon, making those lazy days extra special,” said Mr Mizon.
“A wide selection of premium wines for the connoisseurs among us, and freshly ground credible coffee will be served by our passionate baristas.”
With the final touches being made to the bar over the bank holiday weekend, you’ll be able to book yourself a table or just pop in from next Wednesday (August 30).
Source: Essex Live