THE closure of Uxbridge high street bar Baroosh, to make way for a burger restaurant, has sparked a huge online reaction.
On Tuesday last week, the glass-fronted bar in the town centre shut with no warning to employees, and a Five Guys restaurant is set to open in its place.
Some welcomed the American burger chain but others mourned the loss of a popular ‘upmarket’ venue.
One Twitter user said she was sad as she had met her future husband there.
@MrsGCutting tweeted: “sad @BarooshUxbridge has closed. Met my hubby in there #fondmemories.”
@AEllway tweeted: “five guys is nice food but still sad baroosh gone.”
Executives from site owner McMullen's, a Hertfordshire-based brewer, met with Baroosh staff on Friday to discuss their futures.
“The meeting appeared to go well and most members of the team seemed to be pleased with being paid in lieu of working their notice” said Sandra Sheahan, McMullen’s retail HR manager.
Last week, McMullen’s retail director Heydon Mizon said: “Many of our team will be offered positions elsewhere should they wish to relocate.”
McMullen's has not confirmed if this is an option taken up by any Baroosh staff.
Preferred uses of the space suggested via Twitter include a cocktail bar, a Primark or a soft play centre for children.
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