New Sea View Street bar The Counting House has cracked the code with its unique new way to treat VIP guests – dining out inside a renovated bank safe.
The new bar brought the need for something new at a bar or restaurant in the seaside town of Cleethorpes and this exciting new way to treat customers will get everyone through the door with the inventive and fresh new idea.
The quirky new bar and restaurant is now being transformed from a HSBC bank, in Sea View Street, to a jazzed up bar with the bank’s giant safe, which used to be used to store millions of pounds worth of cash, into a VIP booth.
The company were granted planning permission by North East Lincolnshire Council several weeks ago and there will be around 20 new staff members being recruited running up to opening day, and bosses have already begun their recruitment drive.
The Oak Ridge Group, the company behind the transformation, plan to use the historic building’s original period features to their advantage, in a big to make the bar one of the resort’s hottest venues.
The Counting House is due to open at the end of July, after managers of the huge project revealed that the renovation would be completed in only eight weeks.
The central bar will be towards the right of the venue, where customers enter, with seating all around the outside. The bar is based on a city centre concept where you can dine at the bar, making it an attraction for businessmen or people who choose to dine alone.
They plan to serve top end beers and bespoke cocktails with the intention of creating a vintage and traditional feel within the venue with their décor. The new restaurant will have the capacity for between 70 to 80 diners at a time, as well as bar facilities, and will serve food from brunch right through to dinner.
They also announced that they would be staging entertainment in The Counting House for drinkers and diners to enjoy, but they would not reveal what type of entertainment would be on offer.
As part of the £250,000 make-over, designers have ensured that they keep intact the building’s existing period features, such as original marble flooring, oak skirting boards and decorative ceiling fixtures.
Designers have also promised that the bar will offer a unique drinking and dining experience and predicted that the bar will be full with customer when it officially opens in a matter of weeks. The owners wanted to achieve a theme to The Counting House that matched the building and it will be a bar that has personality and somewhere interesting that keeps the guests interested.