Football fans upset that closed-down pub taken over by gay sauna
Fans of Rangers football club are upset that a closed-down pub has been taken over by a gay sauna.
The Annie Millers pub closed down in May 2016, and fans who thought it might re-open in its own right are now upset.
The Glasgow pub has now been bought by the gay sauna the Pipeworks which is open next door.
Owners Andre Graham and Seamus Sweeney have announced that the bar will be used as a feeder bar for the sauna.
The pub used to be known for being frequented by Rangers supporters as memorabilia and Union flags adorned the walls.
“I don’t think many of the old Annie Millers crowd will be popping in when it reopens,” said a Rangers fan to The Daily Record.
“Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
“A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now,” they added.
The pub was bought by Sweeney and Graham for £425,000.
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The married couple previously sold a nightclub in Belfast called Kremlin which was sold for £3 million.
Reports quoting upset Rangers fans about the take-over noted that the sauna was raided by police back in 2010 amid a crackdown on sex work.
A Mirror report notes that several arrests were made.
The sale of Annie Millers was confirmed to the Mirror by Christie & Co estate agent Josh Hill who said: “We wish the new owners the best of luck for the future.”