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Allerton Road Restaurant Verdant is changing to Bloom Bar & Bistro

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Verdant on Allerton Road is undergoing a transformation and will reopen as a new bar and bistro.Allerton Road restaurant Verdant is under new management and will change to Bloom Bar & Bistro.Verdant will close its doors close of play on Sunday 22nd
'Verdant on Allerton Road is undergoing a transformation and will reopen as a new bar and bistro.Allerton Road restaurant Verdant is under new management and will change to Bloom Bar & Bistro.Verdant will close its doors close of play on Sunday 22nd September whilst it undergoes building work.The venue has been taken over by new management with mother and daughter duo Vicky and Charlotte McGregor purchasing the restaurant back in May 2019.The pair have continued to run it as Verdant, welcoming many baby showers, private events and dining guests, whilst they plan their renovation behind the scenes.The restaurant will reopen on Friday 27th September after undergoing a fabulous facelift as the new beautiful Bloom Bar & Bistro.Bloom will be a lighter, brighter space for guests dining, and in keeping with the venue’s floral ceiling fixture, additional floral photo opportunities will be created.MORE: 26 Hidden Gems of Liverpool you need to discover The bar and bistro will open with a new menu incorporating brunch and a delicious lunch offering.There will also be a refreshed evening menu that still include some staples that were much-loved by Verdant regulars such as steak and chips and the signature burger, however, new small and large plates will be added to reflect Bloom’s updated menu that will offer something for everyone including lighter, healthier dishes.General Manager and co-owner Charlotte McGregor said: “Taking over Verdant has been incredible so far but we really want to put our own stamp on the venue.MORE: Get the latest Food & Drink news for Liverpool here “We’re known for hosting the best baby showers and our delicious food and drinks and that won’t change.We will however, be giving the venue a refreshing makeover, making it lighter, brighter and even more welcoming.We’ll also be adding some more floral touches in keeping with our popular ceiling fixture! “The menu will also change – we’re keeping classic staples such as our Sunday roast and popular steak dish, but we’ll be adding in some lunchtime options for those who want a casual lunch.There will be a mix of small plates and larger dishes to suit all occasions. “We can’t wait to reopen as Bloom and welcome our existing and new customers.” To keep up-to-date with Bloom’s refurbishment, follow @verdantallerton on Instagram.   . The post Allerton Road Restaurant Verdant is changing to Bloom Bar & Bistro appeared first on The Guide Liverpool .'

CK, Leamington close to receiving infrastructure funding

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Funding may be on the way for Chatham-Kent and Leamington for four transit and road projects.
'Funding may be on the way for Chatham-Kent and Leamington for four transit and road projects. MPP Rick Nicholls announced a nearly $1.8-million investment for infrastructure projects on Friday morning at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre. Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff and Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald were both on hand for the announcement. “This is a thriving community and we want to make sure that people are able to get to work and get to other functions,” said Nicholls. The two area municipalities were nominated to receive funding under the Public Transit stream and Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). However, funding for said projects is pending final approval from the federal government as the ICIP is a cost-sharing program between the different levels of government. If approved, the projects could receive a total funding amount of more than $5.8-million split between the federal, provincial, and municipal governments. Pending approval, some projects would also be able to start in the fall of this year. “I’m thrilled to see the upper levels of government responding to the needs of our community to improve and modernize public transit in Leamington,” said MacDonald Nicholls said as soon as they received the “okay” from the federal government, projects can officially start and “we will in fact be putting shovels in the ground”. “I would hope that the current federal government will in fact follow through on their commitment on this particular program,” said Nicholls. “With regards to after the federal election, whoever forms government… I would again expect that they will follow through and ensure that municipalities receive the funding. We’re ready to go but we can’t do anything until we hear from the federal government.” This news of possible funding comes as the Municipality of Chatham-Kent reviews a Transit Strategy . “We have a committee that’s set up, specifically looking at how we improve transportation,” said Canniff. “[Funding] is much needed. We have had a lot of issues with our transit given our wide diversity — geography wise… so this is going to be very helpful.” This is the second infrastructure announcement to be made by the Ford government in the area this week. Ontario’s Transportation Minister announced on Monday that a portion of Highway 3 between Essex and Leamington will be widened to four lanes, starting in 2021. With regards to concrete median barriers on Highway 401 or addressing the closure on Talbot Trail , Nicholls said those projects “take time”. “We’re looking at it. I’ve toured around my riding with [officials from] the Lower Thames Conservation Authority as well as the Essex Region Conservation Authority and we’ve had discussions,” said Nicholls. Other projects the provincial government has nominated to receive transit funding through the ICIP are located in Toronto and York Region.'