Argyle Street goes cafe culture route

08 Dec 2010

The pedestrianised area of Argyle Street is to be transformed with a tram-themed cafe outlet and outdoor seating to create a continental cafe style atmosphere.

The ambitious plan to erect a café and a series of shops that will run through the centre of the pedestrianised street in the style of the trams of the past has been granted planning permission by Glasgow City Council.

The two storey street café as well as seven other market kiosks are set to become a new focus for a street that is perceived as in decline and populated with too many bargain stores. The new look is expected to link the street closer to the city's rebranded 'Style Mile', an area of popular shopping streets around nearby Buchanan Street.

The project will involve replacing old street lighting with brighter winter lights, removing a public toilet and redundant phone boxes and erecting a café with roof terrace and pavement dining facilities.

Source: The Scotsman Glasgow to get trams in Argyle Street revamp