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Local children & Glossop’s mayor get messy at the opening of Pico Lounge

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Glossop’s newest all-day café/bar, Pico Lounge has thrown open its doors with the help of some very special guests.

A group of children from North View Day Nursery joined Loungers’ Executive Chef Theo Guy in a cookie decorating competition to mark the opening of Pico Lounge, emphasising its family friendly credentials.  Glossop’s Mayor, Councillor Tony Kemp was also in attendance to judge the most beautifully decorated cookie.

The new venue, located at Howard Town Mill, was opened by south west based group Loungers.  Antony Doyle, operations manager of Loungers, said:  “We’ve had great fun with the children this morning.  Glossop is the perfect area for our Lounge concept.  There’s already a thriving and vibrant community and we’re really looking forward to playing our part.”  

Loungers has invested £450k in transforming  the Howard Town Mill unit into a cosy, retro home-from-home, in the eclectic style much loved by Lounge aficionados.  Glossop was chosen as a key location due to its diverse demographic and 25 jobs have been created for local people.

The menu features everything from authentic tapas, spicy peri-peri chicken breast burger to wild boar and apple sausage and mash…and there’s an ever changing specials board.  Children are well catered for with their very own kids’ menu.

Smiths of Marple are Top of the League

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Local coach firm Smiths of Marple have scored a starring role to kick off the Barclay’s Premier League’s new advertising campaign.

The family run business were approached by Blink Productions and asked to tackle their transportation needs during the ad campaign, which took several days to shoot.

The advert starred several of Smiths’ drivers, and of course, the star of the show, one of their 48-seat Setra Executive coaches, as well as a number of extras decked out in Manchester City’s colours.

Despite not all of the drivers being City fans, they had a fantastic time. Driver Phillip Gill said it was “a brilliant experience and an amazing opportunity for a small local firm like us”.

You can view the ad, which made its official TV debut, on the opening day of the Barclay’s premier League, on a TV screen near you or visit

Smiths have provided the Glossop area’s school transport for many years and have recently started picking up in and around Glossop for their regular excursions.