LITTLE Bolton Town Hall on St Georges Road has always been a much-admired building.

It has also been empty for a long time so it is excellent news that it’s going to become an upmarket destination for eating, drinking, working and shopping.

Local business couple Rebecca and Chris Brayshaw and Rebecca’s father Mark Hayton have bought the building to re-open it with eateries, a craft beer and wine bar and innovative retailers.

Like nearby development The Link with its wealth of retail units, it’s going to encourage independent businesses back to the town centre – a very welcome and positive move.