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Napthens assists as ‘unique’ cocktail bar opens

Solicitors in the Licensing team at Napthens have advised on the opening of a themed bar in Ormskirk.

Junk, on Church Street in the town centre, is described as an upmarket cocktail bar, which caters for daytime clientele by serving homecooked food until 7pm.

The bar, housed in a Listed building, is themed as a junk shop, with original features including 1950s tiles exposed and restored.

The venue is a former amusement centre, Leisure Time Amusements, owned by Chloe White, operator of a number of such centres in the region. She has a background in the trade, and revealed her motivation was to open a venue which could offer customers in the area something different.

Samantha Faud, solicitor in the Leisure & Licensing team at Lancashire law firm Napthens, advised Chloe on the legal aspects of the business venture.

She said: “Junk is a colourful venue which offers customers food during the day and cocktails at night, and is already becoming a popular destination in the town.”

Chloe White added: “I’ve worked in the area for some time and know the entertainment and licensed trade sector, and there isn’t anything like Junk on offer.

“We’re determined to make sure that we can cater for a wide range of audiences, for those looking for a casual drink to those wanting to get dressed up for a more formal night out, and so far reaction has been great.”