Demolition of Carrigans

As well as documenting old Blantyre history in the most factual manner on and offline, the website also seeks to record contemporary events, as a reference and future aid to historians in later generations. An event there, a person doing something of note or in this case, the demolition of a popular building.

The old brick Carrigans pub and restaurant in Broompark Road, formerly the Manhatten was entirely demolished on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March 2016. It last sold food to a paying customer on Sunday 31st January 2016, on account of the new restaurant, built beside it opening on Friday 5th February 2016.

With thanks to Alex Rochead for sharing his photos.

On social media:

George Hay Excellent work, Would you have a picture of the old Collins bakery that stood there in the early 70s?
Sharon Morrison Doonin Great memories of the ‘Manhattan Showbar’ karaoke weekends. Too many nights out to mention!
Alan Baird spent many many happy days in the manhatten with a lot of good mates no longer with us
Jackie Anderson Had many a gd nite in there

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