The Road to Recovery Dri-bar was featured in The Evening Chronicle, below you can read an excerpt from the article and go through to full article.
The bar and cafe is expected to be open from 8am until late and will be situated on the ground floor of the former Chinese Restaurant, on Cross Street. The top two floors of the building will be used for meetings and getting recovering alcoholics and addicts back into work and businesses.
It is believed the bar is only the second of its kind in the country.
Journalist and TV producer Peter Mitchell, of the charity, believes the bar is vital to help people recovering from addictions.
Peter, who runs his own communications company, said: “We believe it’s much needed. Newcastle is known as a party city but not everywhere offers good food and entertainment in an alcohol-free area.”
The charity has had several meetings with Newcastle City Council and council bosses suggested four city centre venues, before the property in Cross Street was finally chosen.
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