Tuesday, 8 April 2014
This is Drygate
The unprepossessing grey shed in these pictures is going to be Glasgow’s newest brewery in around a month’s time. Look at the roof and you can see where the company logo came from. The huge tanks in the background belong to Tennent’s next door.
When I first heard about this project I thought, “nice, but who is going to go there?” I couldn’t have been more wrong – there are going to be plenty of potential customers in the vicinity. Just round the corner is the vast new Collegelands development comprising offices, student accommodation and a 200-bed hotel.
Just minutes away to the north and west are three of Glasgow’s top tourist attractions (yes, we do have some), the cathedral, the city’s oldest house Provand’s Lordship and the Necropolis, while Strathclyde University is just a few minutes’ more walk. To the east is Dennistoun, whose inhabitants have few going-out options that don’t involve going all the way into the city centre.
There’s not much competition out here. A good position for a new venture to be in.