Sun House – Takeaway and offsales. A Chinese takeaway with address 249- 251 Glasgow Road, G72 0YS on its south side. The business established in 1976 and was initially located further up Glasgow Road not far from Herbertson Street and the Priory Bar.
By the 1980’s, following Glasgow Road redevelopment, it was at that new location which had previously been several businesses, including McNally’s Chip shop, the Copper Kettle Cafe and the Shat-In Chinese Takeaway.
Sun House was formerly in a tall 3-storey building, but the upper floors were demolished, some say by hand, stone by stone following a fire.
Sun House also delivered cigarettes and alcohol, and indeed people of Blantyre are known to order just 1 bag of chips to validate their delivery of booze and fags too. Indeed, it was noted that by ordering food with the order, it arrived faster to ensure the food didn’t get cold! The curries are reputed to be very good.
A Mrs Lee owns the Sun House, at one time did also own another takeaway across the road, but not anymore, retaining only the Sun House.
In February 2017, planning permission was given to change the use of the Sun House to become a café, sandwich shop as well as takeway.
Pictured in November 2015, is the Sun House. From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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