Christopher's bar in Newland, Lincoln, is to reopen
Lincoln's only gay bar is to reopen this week – following the disappearance of the previous landlords.
Christopher's bar in Newland closed its doors in mysterious circumstances when the two licensees left earlier this month.
But a new manager has now been found.
Andrew Dickinson (29) will open the bar at 8pm on Friday with a Hallowe'en event.
Although he has a long background in pubs and restaurants, he admits he is not sure how things will go at Christopher's.
But he is confident the business will be a success and will bring in all kinds of customers from across the community.
"It will be good for the community and for Lincoln as well," he said.
"It's a new start at the moment.
"I don't know what it will be like – we are coming in blind a little bit."
His aim is to introduce food and more live music at the venue. It will not need a facelift as it underwent a major refurbishment this year.
The venue's owner Admiral Taverns says Mr Dickinson has the background to make the bar a success.
Brewery area manager Mark Lonsdale said: "It's a great opportunity for him. He is going to maintain it as a gay-friendly bar."
For more on the opening of Christopher's, see Wednesday's Lincolnshire Echo