A former Moray bike shop could soon be given a new lease of life as a trendy bar.
Local Speyside Brewery owner Seb Jones is behind plans to transform Stuarts Cycle Shop in Forres into the Yellow Bar.
Mr Jones has been working closely with the owners of the bike shop, Reg and Heather Stuart, who retired on Christmas Eve.
He said: “Everything has come together nicely; Reg and Heather wanted to retire, and I had been searching for suitable premises to create a new and different space for a bar.
“The plan is to create a gathering place for people, particularly those in a younger age group – or who are young at heart.
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“We’ve got some great ideas for the huge space, and we want to involve as many people as possible in developing them.”
The venue will boast a clay pizza oven and modern decor along with a bar. There will also be a dedicated space for pop-up displays, events and music.
A series of short films will be played to keep local residents up-to-date with developments.
Mr Jones still needs to finalise planning consent and engage with the local community on what they would like to see as part of the development.
Work is expected to start soon after, along with the launch of the town’s first Kickstarter crowd funding project offering locals a stake in the new venture.
Participants will be offered discounts and membership perks in return for supporting the project with pledges.
Mr Jones said: “It will be the first time people in Forres will have the opportunity to be a part of a project in such a way.”