A Southside community pub popular among football fans has reopened following a £160,000 investment. 

Florida Park, located on Battlefield Road, 500 yards from Hampden Park, has reopened this month following a £163,000 investment from Proper Pubs.

Ahead of the reopening, the pub has received a full interior redecoration, as well as new signage and an improved beer garden. 

The pub will be run by Operator Elaine Ferrie, who has been running pubs and event spaces for over 30 years. 

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Elaine said, “I’m like a kid at Christmas! I’m a regular at Hampden, whether for Scotland games or concerts, and I’ve been coming to Florida Park for years, so it feels amazing to be taking over the running of such a fantastic pub. 

“I can’t wait to welcome regulars both new and old into the new and improved Florida Park. Our goal is to create a modern pub that caters to all and offers a great range of fantastic value drinks, so everybody’s welcome!”

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Matthew Gurney, Operations Director of Proper Pubs, said: “We’re delighted for Elaine, who will be a fantastic Operator at Florida Park, and we’re extremely proud that her whole team will be donating all tips from opening night straight into a fund to raise £1,500 to purchase an emergency community defibrillator. Elaine is a great ambassador for her community, and for us as a business, and we wish her and her team the very best of luck.”

Proper Pubs, the Operator Managed platform of Hawthorn, the Community Pub Company, owns more than 130 local, community pubs across Scotland, England and Wales, in residential neighbourhoods, towns and city centres.