St Andrews may be welcoming Scottish brewery Brewdog later this year, as the company revealed they are planning on a large expansion, opening six new bars in Scotland, four in England, and seven at international locations all during 2018.
The company announced their expansion at an AGM in Aberdeen, as well as announcing that they intend to have their St Andrews location on North Street at what is currently Rascals Bar.
However, this claim was strongly denied by Colin Donaldson, the current owner of Rascals.
On Tuesday 10 April, Rascals posted on their Facebook page addressing the claim and calling it false.
The post read, “We would like to inform you that this news is FALSE. Rascals has not been sold and no deal has been done with BrewDog.”
On RightMove, Rascals is listed for sale at £149,995.
Mr Donaldson said that he posted on RightMove last year and was considering several offers. However, he has yet to officially accept an offer.
In an article from The Courier, he said, “BrewDog’s lawyer is on the phone every day and is well aware that we have not accepted their offer,” indicating that, while a deal has not been made, Brewdog and Rascals are in discussions over the property.
Though Brewdog is not a local bar, the chain focuses on craft beers and has recently seen much success.
Brewdog’s founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie, announced that their sales had risen by 78 per cent this year and that revenue was up 55 per cent from last year.