A city centre pub which closed following fire damage last year has announced its re-opening date. 

Lauders Bar on Sauchiehall Street has been closed for more than a year but is in the process of being given a makeover. 

Earlier this year it was revealed that the Mitchells and Butler venue, which employs dozens of staff, could cost more than £1million to rebuild. 

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Developers have been tasked with modernising the pub, while maintaining its history and traditional decor customers have grown to know.

Owners had planned to reopen in November and then another date of March, but now the long-awaited return has been set. 

Now, staff at the bar have confirmed they will return to the city's scene on Thursday, August 1, 2019. 

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Ryan McHenry, area manager for parent company Mitchells and Butler, told Glasgow Live: "Everything is really positive, and we are really passionate to get back open.

"There has to be modernisation, so we've taken this as an opportunity to give the place a revamp, but it won't be unrecognisable by any means.

"The toilets have moved and there are a few brilliant new features including theatre chairs in the booths.

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"But we're still going to be the same place, and hopefully, we'll lead the way and see even more investment in this area of the city."