RUMOURS have been circulating that the former Waterfront nightclub is set to re-open.
The nightspot at the West Links has been closed for some time now and has stood empty ever since.
And with the seafront area undergoing a major re-development to the tune of £500,000, it was hoped the venue could have been re-opened.
It has been noted that work has been ongoing at the premises to renovate the building and bring it back to become a popular nightspot.
The buyer of the property remains unknown.
Many regular nightclub goers have expressed their desire for the club to open its doors once again.
One of them, Andy Harrison said: “I think it would be absolutely great for the town with it creating multiple jobs and bringing many people from different towns to these nights.
“I used to attend the Waterfront nightclub as many weekends as I could and it holds many good memories for me. It saddens me to see another ‘eyesore’ in Arbroath and the Waterfront looks in desperate need of repair.”
The building stands on what was previously Arbroath’s Outdoor Bathing Pool, which opened in July 1934 and closed at the end of the 1981 summer season.
In the same year, part of the structure was sold to Ian Stirling who opened it as a nightclub.
It was later acquired by Radio Tay’s Ally Bally and became known as Bally’s.
It became the Waterfront in 1998.
Councillor David Fairweather is hoping any new buyers will help rejuvenate the area.
He said: “I’m delighted that it seems it is coming back into use.
“Hopefully it will give the area a nice tidy up because it is turning into an eyesore.”