The owners of the Gourock Barbers, Barber & Groom are celebrating after agreeing on a lease to expand into the former Clydesdale Bank premises in Greenock.
The new venture, which will be called Salon & Groom, will be situated in the former B-listed bank headquarters at Cathcart Square built in 1899, which until recently had traded as Cathcart & Co.
Salon owners Heather Atkinson and Leigh Atkinson from Barber & Groom in Gourock have taken a long-term lease to manage the operation and expand on the success of the Gourock salon, which opened in 2014 while retaining the current team of hair stylists at the premises.
The new operation is aiming to deliver a mixture of hairdressing, barbering and salon services, open to all ages and gender, with a range of services including various beauty treatments across the two floors of the premises.
The historic site is owned by Dalglen Property Investments, owned by Inverclyde businessmen, Sandy and James Easdale.
This new tenancy represents another successful letting for commercial property services firm Bowman Rebecchi, which launched in February 2020 and has enjoyed early success with several local deals as well as an award from property information and marketing providers, CoStar.
Speaking of the new venture, Heather Atkinson said:
“Both Leigh and I welcome this opportunity and expansion to our Gourock operation, which we will continue to develop alongside Salon and Groom in Greenock.
“The new business is the next natural step to develop a broader range of services locally that will offer a salon for everyone regardless of gender. We look forward to welcoming back our existing clientele and are excited to meet new clients.
“Our ethos is to provide a complete hair and beauty service for all ages and gender in a safe and relaxing environment.
“Naturally, we are unable to be fully operational yet given the current Covid-19 situation, but we are preparing behind the scenes to move swiftly as soon as the sector is approved to do so by the Scottish Government.
“We’d like to thank Marco and Bowman Rebecchi for helping this deal complete despite the challenges lockdown presented.
Further investment has also been put into the Barber & Groom premises on Kempock Street, with a new shopfront being fitted to further enhance the environment internally and Gourock town centre.
Marco Rebecchi, Director of Bowman Rebecchi, said:
“Despite the challenge’s that lockdown presents, we were able to offer a flexible and pragmatic approach to this letting much to the delight of both the landlord and new tenants.
“We are delighted to see this fantastic salon space back in operation, and we wish Heather and her team every success with the new venture once it can re-open.
“Bowman Rebecchi has experienced a significant increase in property interest over the past four weeks, and we continue to receive more enquiries each week across the wider portfolio as we move through the phases of the lockdown.”
For further details on the new venture, visit www.salonandgroom.com.
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