Plans in pipeline for prominent Chesterfield building

The Abacus closed in January.

The Abacus closed in January.

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New life could be breathed into a prominent Chesterfield building which has stood empty since the start of the year.

The former Abacus bar shut in January after the company which operated it, Enjoy Pubs Ltd, was closed under insolvency legislation.

Now, documents lodged with Chesterfield Borough Council show businessman Carl Bown has applied for a premises licence for the St Mary’s Gate building.

The application covers the sale of alcohol and ‘regulated entertainment’ including live and recorded music.

The Abacus opened in February, 2011, and was a popular nightspot in the town.

Projected net sales for 2015 were £570,741. Turnover was £710,724 during 2014.

The three-storey building was previously home to the Barracuda bar.

A number of people lost their jobs when the Abacus bar closed and many town revellers were sad to see it shut.

Companies House documents show a High Court judge ordered that Plymouth-based Enjoy Pubs Ltd be wound up under the provisions of the Insolvency Act after a creditor petitioned for such action to happen.

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