Less than a week after it emerged it was up for sale, “significant” interest has already been shown in one time nightclub and entertainment venue, the Fountain Blue.
Auctioneer Sean Dalton revealed calls from the UK and even as far as Canada and the United States have been made to his offices in Longford town over the past number of days.
“The property itself is causing quite a stir,” he said on Monday and little more than three weeks before it is due for auction at the Longford Arms Hotel on March 22.
Like the hotel where it is due to go under the hammer, the Fountain Blue is owned by the Reynolds family.
Its many features include a bar/restaurant/disco and function rooms of 16,000 sq ft in size.
In a further addition, the site comes equipped with a bungalow, comprising three bedrooms which has, in the past, been used as private accomodation.
All this, with 4.7 acres attached and its location on the main N4 Dublin/Sligo Road just outside Longford town, is something Mr Dalton believes will entice other interested parties to come forward.
Despite the premises being in need of significant renovation, property experts believe the site offers an ideal opportunity for a car showroom, motel or various other commercial alternatives.
No specific guide price has been implemented, but it’s understood an offer of €150,000 or more will be enough to secure the long established premises.
Besides the Fountain Blue, Mr Dalton also has two other prominent venues on his property portfolio at present.
These are the Park House Hotel in Edgeworthstown and Granard’s Bay Horse Bar with guide prices of €650,000 and €250,000 respectively attached to both venues.
For more on these, the Fountain Blue establishment and other properties, contact Dalton Auctioneers, 38 Main Street, Longford (043) 3341617; fax (043) 3347077 or log onto www.daltonauctioneers.ie.