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There's something about Mary: New retro inspired venue coming to Glasgow

There's something about Mary: New retro inspired venue coming to Glasgow

Have you been wondering what those mysterious stickers dotted around the city mean?

Well we can confirm that your pal Mary doesn't have a stalker lurking in Glasgow desperately craving her attention.

Rather, a brand new venue will be coming to the city offering a slick bar, restaurant and late night club.

Proud Mary will be styled with nods to old Glasgow with a retro twist, complete with a ping pong bar and other surprises.

STV Glasgow spoke to general manager Sharlyn Ross and co-founder Christopher Murphy, who previously ran Bar Soba and the former Saint Judes.

They revealed that the meaning behind the name Proud Mary has references to the 'Let Glasgow Flourish Poem'.

  (Proud Mary)
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"Everyone knows a wee Mary in Glasgow and what she is up to so it's like a sense of community and being proud of where you are from," said Sharlyn.

"It's all Glasgow suppliers that we buy from and all the designers involved in the project are from the area."

Proud Mary is set to open in mid-October and will be based at 25 Queen Street in Glasgow, which was previously known as Industry and Cirque.

Christopher said: "We are proud to bring Glasgow its first and only table tennis bar with our ping pong ballroom offering six private tables, following the huge rise in popularity of table tennis bars in New York, London and Berlin.

"Proud Mary will boast exclusively curated musical programming offering the best of the cities emerging DJs, producers and artists from new wave to acid rave, indie, rap, punk, funk or reggae."

  (Proud Mary)
via STV via STV

Sharlyn added: "There won't necessarily be a theme to our food but it will all be from Scottish suppliers, for example, Moroccan lamb isn't very Scottish but we will be using local produce.

"The food will be smaller, deli style dishes that can be shared with larger groups."

There will be an assortment of cocktails with unusual beer in draft or cans from around the world.

The top and bottom floors will have completely different vibes with the top floor hosting underground DJs and a cool bar with a club edge.

Downstairs there will be ten table tennis tables and possibly a hidden cinema.

  (Proud Mary)
via STV via STV

Christopher said: "We want people to feel comfortable in the first floor then to find a few surprises if they go off to explore.

"We hope that maybe there will be a few machines that we can install too.

"This won't be aimed at students necessarily, but a wide audience of people coming from work to your dad enjoying a pint.

"All the night club events will be completely free too."

The venue will be open from 12pm until 3am seven days a week.

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