Former Kirkcaldy nightclub set to be turned into flats

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For a generation of Kirkcaldy folk, it will always be Kitty’s - one of the town’s best nightclubs.

But the building is about to change from dance floor top des res after councillors approved a plan to turn it into 19 flats.

Kitty’s has sat silent since closing in 2019 - a sad end to a venue that once saw queues snake all the way back to the petrol station at Wemyssfield to hear the best live bands and an even better DJ in Jimmy D.

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It was taken over by Edinburgh based developer Hunter Street Properties which can now start the conversion work after gaining the approval of West and Central planning committee this week.

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Kitty's in Kirkcaldy

The former club will be turned into 10 flats, which the developer says “will ensure the long-term future of the B-listed building.”

A new first floor would be introduced to the single storey west wing facing on to Wemyssfield to form four two-storey houses, accessed from the communal garden area to the rear of the building. A rear wall which had previously been removed will be reinstated.

Six flats would be formed within the east wing facing on to Hunter Street = three main door flats at ground floor level, two flats at first floor level, and a small one-bedroom flat to the attic.

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The adjacent former Kandy Bar - perhaps better known to many as Thunder Road and The Gallery - will become nine two-bedroom flats.

It marks a new era for a building which has had many purposes over the decades. It was previously the town’s main Post Office before Remo Macioica turned it into a thriving nightclub and the Auld Post Hotel.

It was subsequently taken over by Mario Caira who invested significant sums on several refurbishments.

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