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Throwback to when Fives was Vintage and Priory Club – see inside

Posted on - 19th November, 2016 - 10:54am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre
This was the bar and dancefloor at Priory

This was the bar and dancefloor at Priory

As Fives prepares to reopen once again as a cocktail bar and lounge we’ve taken a look inside.

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Edgar Wallace, who has sold the building to Simon Rigby, has kept it pretty much as it was.

So for those who were out on the town from 2007 onwards these interiors will look very familiar.

While the Cocktail Factory in the basement became the Face restaurant the first floor and other floors became the Vintage and Priory club.

Vintage's lounge area and tables on the first floor

Vintage’s lounge area and tables on the first floor

It included the Penthouse in the top floor with its small private bar.

Up in the Penthouse

Up in the Penthouse

This was the Penthouse bar at Priory

This was the Penthouse bar at Priory

Multi-millionaire Rigby said he was in advanced discussions with a London-based group who would operate Fives once it reopens.

Prestonians have already been sharing their memories of Fives and its other reincarnations.

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Alison Gudgeon said: “Used to love Fives. This is good news.”

Graham Robinson said: “I worked on the building converting it from a casino to Fives for well over a year.”

This dancefloor bring back any memories? Or shudders?

This dancefloor bring back any memories? Or shudders?

Mandy Taylor is pining for Cocktail Factory, she said: “I loved cocktail factory was sad to see it close.”

There was praise for Mr Rigby for stepping in to buy the building.

Helen Melia said: “Simon Rigby deserves a huge thank you from Preston for all he does. Top man.”

An old-school clock in the Penthouse

An old-school clock in the Penthouse

Gary Mitchell was a little cynical. He said: “Great news, just hope it happens. Heard this before.”

Do you have any memories of going out in Fives, Priory or Vintage? Let us know in the comments below

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