*A newly renovated section of the bar in The Terrace. Photograph: Joe Buckley
THE SHANNON KNIGHTS is to reopen under a new name and management.
Having closed its doors for the final time in March 2021, the venue which first opened on St Patrick’s Day in 1972 will reopen to the public today (Thursday) as The Terrace Bar and Kitchen.
Located at Shannon Town Centre, The Terrace Bar and Kitchen will open Wednesday to Friday from 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Their evening menu will be served until 9pm daily, while their weekend brunch menu runs from 11am – 3pm. Special Christmas hours will be announced.
A total of twenty new positions have been created between kitchen and front of house in the initial opening phase, management have confirmed to The Clare Echo.
Opening of the bar and restaurant marks the first phase of development under the new management. The second and third phases of redevelopment are due to be completed in 2022, the second phase includes the return of a nightclub to Shannon which is scheduled for between St Patrick’s Day and Easter.
Speaking to The Clare Echo, area operations manager Bryan Gill expressed their excitement with welcoming “both the local and business community in Shannon and surrounding areas to The Terrace Bar & Kitchen in the months and years ahead”.
He referenced their evening offering including gluten-free fish and chips, striploin steak and “outstanding cocktail menu” as areas likely to impress customers. “We aim to deliver a product that exceeds expectations and places the customer experience at the forefront of everything we do,” he stated.
“We have made a considerable investment to give the venue a new lease of life,” Bryan told The Clare Echo.
At its peak more than 75 people were employed at the Shannon Knights, this figure reduced when it entered receivership in September 2016. A multi-million euro revamp was undertaken towards the end of the Celtic Tiger, accounts from 2015 detailed that bank loans of €3.3m had to be repaid. Its almost five decades of operation in Shannon saw it become a local institution.