Self confessed sports addict, Micky Davis, has decided to call time on his 22 years in the oil industry to fulfil a lifelong ambition to run his own sports bar franchise.
The ex London Irish rugby player signed the contract on The Colmans bar in Great Coleman Street.
The bar will remain open in its present format throughout the Christmas festivities and following major investment, will reopen as Bar Sport, the latest addition to the sports bar franchise chain.
When opened, the American style sports bar will feature authentic sports memorabilia and sport fans can enjoy their favourite game on one of the 25 high definition screens.
Having played county football, rugby for London Irish and cricket for Essex, Micky (left) said that sport has always played an important role in his life: “Sport has always been my passion and It has always been my ambition to run my own bar. Combining the two is like a dream come true”.
Commenting on the refurbishment plans, national franchise manager for Bar Sport, Paul Grieve said: “We all know that pubs and other venues are having a tough time. To be successful, you have to be offering the public more than just food and drink. The reaction to Bar Sport elsewhere shows that we have a winning formula.
“We offer fun, sporting excitement and good food and drink in a great environment.
“We are in no doubt that Micky will make a great success of Bar Sport in Ipswich. He is brimming with ideas and his enthusiasm is exactly what we are looking for to drive the Bar Sport brand nationally.”
The new look sports bar will be unveiled in the new year with a glittering VIP evening where several top sporting names will help to celebrate the transformation.
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