FINE WINE TIME!
It’s perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated new businesses in Ruddington’s history!? “McArtney’s” Wine Bar & Bistro is finally opened its’ doors at 6, Wilford Road on Tuesday the 7th May. It’s the culmination of many months of hard work for sisters Rosie and Nancy McArtney. They saw the potential to convert the former laundry and dry cleaning premises into another eating and drinking option for the village “offering a fresh modern approach with great customer service.” They have built up their successful outside catering operation over the past ten years, always with the intention of eventually opening up a stylish bar and quality food venue somewhere. Managing Director Rosie says “Our big thing will be an extensive range of fine wines, plus champagnes and cocktails. But we’ll also have classic ingredient focused menus sourced from local suppliers, plus a range of great family puddings all prepared by our professional chef.” Taking care of customers on a day to day basis will be managers Jo Harris and Natalie Amatt. McCartney’s is set to open from 5.30pm on Tuesday to Thursday evenings, from 8am until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 9am until 6pm on Sundays.
A NEW TATTOO FOR YOU?
History’s been made in Ruddington this year with a completely NEW type of business for our village centre – a professional tattoo studio! “Rider’s Ink” has opened at 12 Church Street, promising “the best prices in Nottingham with some great work – specialising in custom artwork…. from writing to portraits… from cover-ups to bringing your old ink back to life.” The man behind it is Scott Morrell. He’s been in the tattoo trade for around six years and previously had a shop in Nuthall but moved his business to Ruddington “because it’s a better location – AND also nearer to Clifton, where I live!” And, so far, he’s had a lot of interest. He admits “It’s certainly something a bit different for the village!” He explains he’s always been good at drawing and artwork so decided to turn it into a career – and there are plenty of examples of his work to see around the walls of the shop before you make a choice. “My oldest customer is a woman of 87 who keeps coming back for more tattoos of family members plus floral designs and butterflies. It is a skilled job to do it properly and safely using all the right inks and professional equipment and needles – sterilised in autoclaves. Just come in and have a chat and a cuppa if you’re not sure.” Tattoo prices start from £10 – but customers must be at least 18 years old.
(By Graham Wright)