A NATIONAL chain of lounge bars is coming to Stroud.

Owners of the Loungers chain plan to open a new branch known as Curio Lounge in King Street on Saturday, December 3.

A change of use application has been submitted to Stroud District Council to turn the vacant retail space into a cafe/restaurant.

According to a Loungers spokesman Curio Lounge will be a casual dining café bar offering an all day menu.

“We chose Stroud because it is an up and coming area and we hope Curio Lounge can provide a relaxed, family friendly home from home that becomes a real hub of the community.

The site in King Street will undergo a £500,000 refurbishment to make it fit in with chain’s signature style which can be seen in the 40 other lounges across the UK.

To comment on the application go to stroud.gov.uk.