In April 2011, I had my offer for the former Jarrow Civic Hall accepted by the local authority. After a long wait, the purchase was completed on Friday 15th April 2011.
The Jarrow Civic Hall is directly across the road from my existing business; JK Clothing LTD which gave me more reason to rescue the building from being pulled down. The news was shortly broken to the public by the South Shields Gazette on Monday 18th April.
It is and always will be our intention to bring the ballroom back to its original condition and open it for use to the public for functions such as weddings, live music, dancing and much more. The first stage of the development was to create an Italian restaurant on the ground floor to be used by the local community.
The ballroom veiling ceiling has been fully restored and photos of this can be found in our gallery section. This was done early in the restoration as we all agreed it would be better to finish first as this work would create a lot of dust and debris.
Instead of having a grand opening night, we had a week long celebrations where we showcased all that the Civic has to offer.