Hundreds of Glaswegians have offered their condolences after a popular Maryhill restaurant announced it would be permanently closing. 

Bosses at the Black Sheep Bistro on Clarendon Street wrote on Facebook this afternoon that it would not be reopening its doors, citing the coronavirus pandemic for its closure.

A post reads: "After 10 wonderful years, it is with heavy hearts and much regret that BSB will no longer be open for business. The current climate has beaten us.

"We would like to thank each and every one of you that has made our BSB journey so enjoyable.

"Our family have made some great friends and will have many happy memories of the past decade."

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Co-owner and chef Angela Loftus previously told the Glasgow Times she hoped the eatery would be able to celebrate its 10th birthday in September as she raised fears around the businesses' battle to survive after lockdown. 

She previously said: “When lockdown was announced, we had already taken the decision to close as a sit-in diner, because of what was happening, and we were worried about staff and customer safety,” she explained.

“Our last day was Mother’s Day, which we did as takeaway only. At that point, we just did not know enough about COVID-19 and to be honest, I could not believe what was happening.”

Angela added: “In those first few days, we sat glued to the news, thinking we might be closed for two or three weeks.

“As things got worse, we began to think – this is it, we are finished.”

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The restaurant's Facebook announcement has since received almost 1000 likes and over 600 comments with locals voicing heartbreak on the news of the closure. 

One person wrote: "Absolutely devastated. Hopefully you can set up again at some point in the future."

Another added: "Such sad news the BSB is my favourite restaurant. The family are always so friendly and work so hard.

"Good luck in the future. If you open a new restaurant let me know, I’ll be there."

Meanwhile, popular city centre Italian eatery Gusto revealed earlier today it would also be closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.