Rejuvenated Glasgow Street to Welcome Pasta Restaurant
A PASTA restaurant is the latest venture planned for a stretch of a Glasgow street enjoying a renaissance.
Susan and Michel Valentino, who own Vino Valentino in Chancellor Street off Byres Road, have applied for planning permission to open the 20-seated pasta sit in or takeaway on Dumbarton Road, Thornwood.
Recently, three new cafés, a pizzeria, craft beer bar, electric bike shop and interior designers have moved into the area.
Glasgow councillors have welcomed the “resurgence” of hope in the area that has been described as neglected.
“You can really see the difference over the 12 years I’ve lived here,” said Labour Councillor Maggie McTernan who represents the Victoria Park ward.
Along with the new businesses moving in there are solid foundations in places like St Louis Café, Thornwood Bar and Meadow Road Café.
There are big plans nearby with the wholesale regeneration of Glasgow Harbour, including a cinema, shops, flats, student accommodation and more.
Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is great to see new investment, jobs and businesses coming to Thornwood.
“Investment in nearby projects such as the Riverside Museum and Glasgow Harbour – and the planned Partick-Govan bridge – has helped to make Thornwood an attractive location for many residents, businesses and investors.
“To some extent, the activity in the area reflects the recent resurgence in Finnieston and Partick, with bars and restaurants in particular becoming extremely popular.”
Ms McTernan added: “The café culture coming in adds to the attractiveness of this little corner of Glasgow.”
Councillor Ade Aibinu said: “I welcome growing interest from businesses in setting up in the area but most importantly, collaborative working between the council and local business owners is crucial for long term sustainability.”
Ward councillor Feargal Dalton praised parking restrictions for freeing up space and making it easier to keep the streets cleaner.
He also praised a strong community council and active head teacher in the primary school, as well as the Partick and Thornwood Action Group organise regular litter picks
Mr Dalton added: “Thornwood has faced it challenges like many communities but it has in recent years had some strong factors in its favour.”
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Source: The Evening Times