It was one of our favourite spots for summer pints.
The Sextant bar has announced it is closing its doors on Saturday, February 16th, after the property was reportedly sold for redevelopment.
Revealing the sad news in the Echo today, current licensee of the 40-year-old Albert Street pub and eatery Hazel Hutchinson said the decision was not a surprise to her, but had come sooner than she was expecting:
“We always knew it was coming down the line, it is a prime location for redevelopment but I wasn’t expecting it so soon, I thought we would have another year out of it,” Ms Hutchinson told the newspaper.
That comes as a surprise and a disappointment. Seems like it’s been there forever and will be remembered fondly by ..
Dockers and stevedores,
Match and concert-goers. https://t.co/ubLrU8wdJp
— john creedon (@johncreedon) February 5, 2019
It’s not all doom and gloom however, fans of The Sextant and its 16 staff members will be glad to know that plans for a new bar in the city centre are advancing apace.
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.