Steaks are high for historic Post Office

PLANS have been lodged to turn a landmark post office into a steak restaurant, which could see the involvement of Pacific Building.

The Post Office has announced that it will close the historic, B-listed premises in St Vincent Street, Glasgow, later this year.

And bar and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers – who have a longstanding relationship with Pacific – have submitted a planning application to the city council to turn it into an upmarket steak restaurant, operating under their Miller & Carter brand.

This would be the second Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Scotland – Pacific kitted out the first one at the famous Cramond Brig in South Queensferry, Edinburgh, earlier this year.

The PO has been in St Vincent Street since the 1990s, when the former GPO building in George Square closed.

The building, constructed at the turn of the last century and occupying a prominent site at the junction with Buchanan Street, had previously been home to a number of banks, and many of the interior features from its financial past have been retained.

Any refurbishment or alteration will have to be sympathetically conducted in order to protect the many period features.

A Mitchells & Butlers spokeswoman said: “All we can say at this stage is that it is something we are giving consideration to.”

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