Derry bar to create up to 30 new jobs

Ongoing work in renovating  premises for a new restaurant beside the River Inn in Shipquay Street. DER2315MC002
Ongoing work in renovating premises for a new restaurant beside the River Inn in Shipquay Street. DER2315MC002
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Derry’s oldest sited bar is to create up to 30 new jobs when it opens a new licensed premises in Shipquay Street later this month.

The River Inn will open Silver Street in an adjoining building and according to a spokesperson for the business it will help to bring some much needed employment to the city.

“We anticipate Silver Street will create anything between 20 and 30 new jobs for the local community,” said the spokesperson.

The ‘Journal’ understands that Silver Street will feature live music every night from Thursday to Sunday and admission will be free.

Silver Street patrons will be able to access the already licensed premises The Cellar Bar and The Snug without going outside.

Silver Street will serve a wide range of wines and cocktails and will also operate as a restaurant.

“We think Derry’s city centre has been crying out for a place like this for quite a while,” said the spokesperson.

“We want to bring live music back into the city centre and we want Silver Street to be the place where people come.”

The spokesperson also told the ‘Journal’ that Silver Street will be for people aged 23 and over and will operate a strict dress code.

“There will be an exclusive VIP area above the bar where people can book out booths and avail of table service and drink offers.

“One of the best things about Silver Street is that there will be a bar down under the ground and there will be the bar on the ground floor - there will be a live band and a DJ on which means that people will be able to sample two completely different types of music inside one venue.

“We are hoping the new bar will be opened on Friday June 25. It’s an exciting time and we are delighted that with the news of a new bar comes the opportunity to create new jobs.”