A DJ is aiming to put some extra fizz into the city’s nightlife – by turning an old bike shop into a prosecco and gin bar.
Craig Douris wants to convert the former World of Cycles premises in Broughty Ferry’s Gray Street into a cafe which would also sell the current go-to tipples.
Paul Doig Architectural Services has tabled plans for the venture with Dundee City Council on Craig’s behalf.
The 44-year-old, who is a DJ by trade, said he is excited by the proposals and added: “This is a completely new route for me.
“I have been in the entertainment industry for a while because I DJ around the city.
“The plan is to open a cafe, which will also function as a prosecco and gin bar.
“It is all very early days at the moment but I think the Ferry could do with something new and exciting – we want to bring something new to the city.”
Craig, who is leasing the unit from a friend, is proposing a number of internal alterations as well as reinstating a window of the property.
If his plans are approved, a new servery will be installed at the rear of the premises along with a seating area with tables lining the room.
The plans lodged with the council show that an existing side window – which is currently blocked – would be reinstated.
A spokesman for Broughty Ferry Community Council said: “Broadly speaking, it’s a positive thing.
“It is up to Dundee City Council to decide whether there is enough room in the market.”
World of Cycles shut its doors in November last year, having traded for 18 months.
It specialised in services and repairs as well as offering a large range of bikes for sale.