Presentation of esplanade n ° 9 – new era for the historic site of Kirkcaldy
The Live Lounge is now the 9th Esplanade.
Kings Theater Kirkcaldy, the charity group that manages the building – along with the former ABC Cinema – has secured additional funds to develop the pedestrian zone and turn it into a meeting and dining venue, as well as a possible performance hall.
The square was created as part of the waterfront development and is intended to be a focal point overlooking the Forth.
This week, the trust secured funding to help it maximize its new outdoor space.
It came from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations ‘Adapt & Thrive’ grant, set up to help third sector organizations cope with COVID-19.
The funding will allow the team behind the project to provide quality catering in the area directly across from the old YW.
John Murray, Chairman of the Trust, said: “We can now order tables and chairs and decorative planters using sustainable materials and local carpenters to add greenery and privacy to customers who roam the area daily. walk.
He added: “The Fife Coastal Path and the measured kilometer along the Esplanade has become the exercise of choice for many Fifers and more with the fastest time.
“It is hoped that up to three new jobs can be created depending on the demand.”
This is the latest boost to confidence that aims to revive the old Live Lounge facilities as soon as it is safe to do so after the pandemic forced it to close as it began to shut down. create a bit of buzz in town. .
It opened in November 2019 and has hosted live music, comedy, events and private rentals as well as weekly yoga, dance and tai chi classes.
And he had plenty of reservations on his agenda before the full lockdown in March 2020.
The Adapt & Thrive program opened in September 2020 and is designed to help third sector organizations cope with Covid-19 while projecting new safe ways of working and maintaining financial security.