You know how I like to document contemporary changes in Blantyre…..Friday 12th August 2022 saw the opening of a new entertainment venue.
That evening was the official launch evening of “The Olive Music Lounge” on Broompark Road. Formerly the Dooninn pub, new owners Audrey and Robert Hunter welcomed the community to their new establishment. The couple took over the premises in July 22 and also own another business, the Beer Cafe in Merchant City, so they’re experienced hands when it comes to running pubs.
The Olive is open 7 days a week with live entertainment each Friday from 8.30pm – 12.00, each Saturday from 4.30pm – close and each Sunday 5.00pm – close.
Contractors were busy that opening day with new neon signage installed just hours ahead of launch. The Olive launch party started that evening 7.30pm and was well attended with a few freebies given out. The arrival of the Olive sees another great entertainment venue added to the brilliant choice Blantyre already has and with a couple of other changes about to take place in other venues, this was also an end to the Doonin era in that location.
Photos Courtesy: Blantyre Project