THE transformation of a popular Bangor nightclub could see up to 50 new jobs being created in 2014.
Embassy Nightclub, which occupies the old Post Office building on Deiniol Road, has closed its doors for “three to four weeks” to be revamped after hosting it’s last party on New Year’s Eve.
With the lease of the club now taken over by a consortium of local business people, called Bangor Business Limited, plans are afoot for a “rebranding” of the club, including a new name, the creation of a late lounge which will broadcast sports events, plus new warehouse and VIP areas.
Chris O’Neal, who is part of the Bangor Business Limited consortium, said: “The intention is to use the building as a nightclub but maximise the usage of the space there.
“New rooms will be created and will be refurbished. This is what’s needed to re-generate the building.
“You only have a small lifespan as a nightclub before you have to rebrand. We will rebrand it all and hopefully move it forward.
“We’re looking at making extra business in the building, we have massive plans for the warehouse and massive plans for the upstairs area.”
The group have also confirmed the popular rock and indie nights will continue to be held at the venue, with plans to accommodate live music.
Mr O’Neal added: “We’re also going to be focusing more on the Welsh language a lot more, it isn’t promoted as much as we’d like in Bangor currently, so we’ll trying to bring in bilingual signage as much as we can.
“We’re keen to move it forward now. It will be a shame when it closes, Embassy holds good memories for a lot of people, but we’re hoping to come back with a new club.”
Job applications are currently being accepted on the group’s Facebook page, New Bangor Nightclub & Late Bar Opening 2014.