A craft brewing company could become one of the first to occupy new units created at Dundee’s Waterfront.
St Andrews Brewing Company, based in the Fife town, is applying for a licence to open a pub and restaurant in new retail units on Shore Terrace, at the rear of the city’s Caird Hall.
The firm is set to have its application heard at a meeting next week.
And it could look at opening the new venue by summer if the licensing board gives it the green light.
The council has spent more than £700,000 renovating former housing offices and subdividing them into four retail units, fronting on to Slessor Gardens.
A spokesman for St Andrews Brewing Company said the new venue would offer locally-sourced produce on its menu.
He told the Tele: “We are looking at a restaurant/bar operation under the Caird Hall, where we plan to showcase the best of Scottish produce such as beef, lamb, pork and game, seafood and shellfish, craft brewing and distilling, as well as some of the new breed of artisan design, furniture and fabric businesses we see growing around us.
“It all depends on the premises securing a licence at next week’s licensing board.”
The company already has a brewpub in South Street, St Andrews, where it says it offers 18 taps of beer and cider and more than 30 rare malt whiskies.
It’s the latest retailer to consider investment at the Waterfront.
The Tele revealed yesterday how Sainsbury’s was eyeing up a new retail unit within Dundee’s under- construction railway station, as it looks to open up a new store in the city.
When work on the Shore Terrace units got under way, city councillor Will Dawson said they offered a “stunning outlook to the Waterfront” for prospective restaurants and cafes.