A NEW bar and restaurant is set to open in Workington early next year, in a former town centre store.

The empty unit on the corner of Ivison Lane and Pow Street in the town centre, has placed signs in the window saying a new bar and restaurant will be arriving in the town.

Lara's Bar and Restaurant is set to be coming to the unit in early 2024, after rumours have circulated that a new Turkish restaurant may be on it's way to Workington town centre. 

It is not yet clear what kind of restaurant Lara's Bar and Restaurant will be, but residents in Workington are set to be happy that a new hospitality offering is coming to the town centre.

The unit was previously home to the Workington Trespass store before the global chain shut it's doors earlier this year, later opening in the former Yours clothing unit next to Muffin Break Café and JD Sports in the town.