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'Gin closet' plan for former city centre toilets

Daniel Holland

Local Democracy Reporter

A second disused public toilet in Newcastle city centre could soon be tranformed into a bar.

Plans have been submitted to turn the former female loos on High Bridge Street into one of the smallest gin bars in the country.

If granted planning permission by the city council, The Gin Closet would offer a "cool selection" of artisan gin and tonics and host up to 30 customers at a time.

Developer WC Newcastle Ltd is already already building a wine bar in the disused men's toilets on the nearby Bigg Market.

Former toilets on High Bridge
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Artist's impression of new bar
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