Monday, 28 October 2013

Sobar, Nottingham's First Alcohol-Free Bar

Sobar, the first alcohol-free bar and restaurant in the East Midlands, will open in Nottingham on Monday 27 January.

The bar will open on Friar Lane on the site of the former Nottingham Building Society building and is the work of Double Impact, the Nottingham-based drug and alcohol charity which received a grant of £340,419 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The bar will be run by permanent and voluntary staff and will offer opportunities to people in recovery to gain work experience, training and employment.

Sobar will follow a social enterprise model, where all profits generated will go back into the charity and allow Double Impact to expand the range of recovery services it offers.

The 60-seat venue is planning to be a 'creative, vibrant space by day and an alternative bar venue by night' and will also serve food in the daytime.

More information on Double Impact can be found on their website

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