New outdoor events and food plaza unveiled on Kirkcaldy's Esplanade

Plans have been unveiled to create a new outdoor eating area on Kirkcaldy’s waterfront.

By Allan Crow
Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:58 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:04 pm

The re-development of the Esplanade has created a new plaza outside the Kings Live Lounge which will allow it to bring its operations outdoors.

The group behind the town’s newest live venue and community hub is planning an outdoor bistro offering gourmet food - and also investigating using it as a performance area.

The plans come as the Live Lounge looks ahead to re-starting operations as soon as restrictions are eased.

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The new plaza outside the Kings Live Lounge which was created as part of the re-development of the town's waterfront

The pandemic brought its progress to a halt last month and wiped out what would have been a packed summer programme of entertainment featuring everything from live music to comedy and cabaret.

The creation of the plaza on its doorstep has opened up new possibilities for a hub which had started to generate quite a buzz before being forced to close its doors.

Since then it has staged events online, including a free one featuring a number of established performers thanks to funding from the Weir Foundation.

Stephen Barbour, events manager, said: “We had a really busy January which is usually a quiet time for venues, and there was a real buzz starting to build.

“Opening up the plaza will offer people something new and bring them to the Live Lounge to see what is on offer.”

John Murray, who chairs the Kings Theatre Trust, said plans were at an advanced stage to launch the outdoor facilities which the group hopes will appeal to the huge numbers pf people using the waterfront on a daily basis.

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