News from Norn Iron
The Belfast Bloggee, now appointed special (honorary-NB Mr B) correspondent has reported as follows:
'Belfast was rocked this morning, Sunday, by a series of explosions leading one to wonder whether the folks on the hill have failed in their quest for world peace. And indeed a landmark building in the city was the target and has been reduced to rubble.
It was a fairly hideous building anyway and will soon be replaced by a more aesthetically pleasing £300,000,000 glass and chrome 'retail and leisure' complex.
One of the victims of this part of our city's regeneration is the old Kitchen Bar, one of the oldest pubs in the city and the only surviving theatre bar. The bar counter extended the length of the entire premises to accommodate the rush of theatre go-ers during the intermissions. The theatres have long since disappeared, but the 'Kitchen' thrived offering some of the most unhealthy of eating options available all prepared by 'Ma Catney' on site.
The Kitchen will be relocated somewhere within the glass and chrome in its new guise as a 'Gastro Pub.' Whatever that might be.'
For security reasons the name and exact location of the building is not allowed to be revealed by the BB (in case it's destruction is claimed by Al Qaeda?)