A BURTON-based pub giant is set to spend £20,000 sprucing of a town centre nightclub - despite the venue being put up for sale.
Punch Taverns, based in Centrum 100, told the Mail that it is splashing the case on Bullit, in High Street, in a bid to improve its ‘look and feel’.
This comes just days after the firm revealed that the nightspot was up for sale at a price of £395,000.
A spokesman for Punch Taverns said: “Refurbishment work has started on Bullit to improve the overall look and feel.
“The nightclub will undergo essential repairs and will be redecorated to enhance the modern and contemporary style.
“The High Street venue is having a £20,000 cash injection and work is expected to last four weeks.”
Regional business manager for Punch Taverns Richard Skinner said: “We essentially want to reposition Bullit as one of Burton’s leading music venues. I look forward to seeing the end result.”
Property firm Christie and Co are handling the sale of Bullit.
The firm describe the nightspot as having a ‘prominent high street location with high footfall.
It goes onto say that the premises has two floors as well as a beer patio and room for 580 people inside.
It now seems that owners Punch were determined to head off a review into Bullit’s licence in July ahead of putting the venue up for sale.
Police officers were determined to make changes to the venue’s 6am closing time after research showed that the majority of incidents in or around the club happened after 3am in the morning.
After talks between owners Punch Taverns and the police, the two parties were able to come to an agreement to avoid a review hearing.
As a result of those talks, Bullit has now applied for a new licence which will reduce its opening hours to try and alleviate the issues.