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First look at the new Jazz Bar – Peggy’s Skylight – due to open in Hockley this Autumn

By Anna Gaunt

Work has now begun on the new jazz bar – Peggy’s Skylight, that’s due to open in the old Coco Lounge building, this autumn.

The bar that is situated on George Street in Hockley, is currently being renovated into a live music venue for the jazz, blues and soul scene in Nottingham. Owners, Rachel Foster and Paul Deats, want to dismiss the stereotype that jazz fans and musicians are pompous, and filter into popular culture. The bar already has its own Instagram account with pictures following the renovation – @peggysskylight.

Peggy's Skylight

But it doesn’t stop there. Foodie, Foster is whipping up a menu inspired by her upbringing in Iran and her qualification in French cookery. Plans for the bar’s cuisine incorporate English afternoon tea and Middle Eastern inspired fine dining. The interior is reportedly going to have a 1920s tea room in the front, with a Western Asia vibe in the back.

The bar will be open from Tuesday through to Sunday – Tuesday and Wednesday 09:00-17:00, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 09:00-0:00 and Sunday 10:00-16:00. There will be live music in the venue Thursday through to Saturday.

Live music, food inspired from different parts of the world, and afternoon tea? Autumn cannot come quick enough!

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