Blue Lagoon expands take-out near Glasgow Central Station

Glasgow’s popular Blue Lagoon is set to expand its takeaway near Central Station to offer a restaurant with service open until 5am.

Council planners have given permission to Blue Lagoon bosses to alter the use of nearby 24-hour convenience store Newsbox.

The current takeaways will continue to operate while a restaurant will also open in the B-listed Gordon Street building.

The terms of the approval mean the new service will be able to open from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day, the same hours as the chippy. A glass front is provided on both units.

The application read: “The owners and occupants of Newsbox are to cease operations and sell the unit, which has expanded the existing Blue Lagoon takeaway service to create a seating area for the restaurant.

“The proposed development would allow the existing premises of the fish and chip shop to be extended, to create a single operation offering an on-site restaurant while retaining the existing dedicated takeaway offering which currently operates at 69 Gordon Street.”

According to plans, around 20 full-time and part-time jobs would be created if the extension were approved. “Overall, this part of Gordon Street is primarily commercial in nature,” they said.

“The proposed use at this location would not diminish the retail functions of the street or the wider town center and would complement existing commercial activities at this location.”

Blue Lagoon bosses believe the extension will “have a positive impact on the vitality and viability of this part of Gordon Street and the wider town centre”.

“The proposed changes to the unit have been developed to protect and enhance the character and style of the listed building and to provide a unit which will meet the needs of the restaurant for the foreseeable future and furthermore the proposal will facilitate the growth of a well-established business there.

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