Plans in place to bring new cocktail bar to Matlock

Derbyshire Dales District Council will consider the proposal over the next few months.

A Derbyshire town’s former music shop is set to get a new lease of life as a cocktail bar.
Plans submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council by businessman Mark Pook would see the former Matlock Music Shop in Dale Road given a new use.

The district council will decide on the plans in the next few months.
Mr Pook is the owner of Isaac’s, a cocktail bar in the Jackson Buildings, Victoria Street, Glossop.
He is also the co-owner of Apartment, a New York City-inspired cocktail bar in Church Way, Chesterfield.

If approved, the new bar, next to W Evans & Son Jewellers, would also be called Isaac’s.
It would create six jobs, one full-time role and five part-time roles.
The venue would be open from 12pm until 2am every day of the week.

Mr Pook said: “I am very excited in bringing Isaac’s to Matlock. Isaac’s has been well received in Glossop and is much loved in the town.
“The concept aims to bring fantastic, freshly-prepared cocktails.
“The menu changes every week with seasonal influences on our offering.
“We are also proud of our gin collection and world beers.“We host lots of private events from baby showers to cocktail masterclass to bespoke events.
“The bar is about socialising with friends whilst enjoying beautiful drinks.
“We feel Isaac’s would be a perfect fit in Matlock and offer something different in the town.”

The name Isaac’s comes from that of the late Isaac Jackson (1857-1930) a local industrialist and philanthropist who founded his conveyor belt fastening business on the site of the now Glossop cocktail bar in 1884.
Mr Jackson’s firm eventually became Jackson’s Fasteners and moved to Hawkshead Mill, Old Glossop.

After this, in 1894-1897 Mr Jackson redeveloped the Victoria Street premises into a “fine row of commercial properties”.
A statement on the cocktail bar’s website says that “Jackson’s flourished for about a hundred years, manufacturing industrial fasteners and other engineering products that were distributed worldwide”.

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