THE landmark old bank building in Stourbridge town centre is to open its doors once again from this weekend after being turned into an Indian restaurant.

The former Yorkshire Bank building, on the corner of Coventry Street and High Street, has been derelict for the last few years – having briefly been home to a pub.

But it has now been given a new lease of life after being taken over by Birmingham-based catering professionals Arjun Bhusal, Mohandra Kapley and Yamsin Jali.

The three friends have turned the historic building into the Gurkha Bar and Grill which is set to open its doors for the first time this Saturday (July 22).

Arjun Bhusal said: “The Gurkha Bar and Grill is based on Indian bar and grill concept food along with the typical Nepalese and Indo Chinese concept.

“We have an exciting new menu for everyone’s different preferences. We will also offer a good variety of drinks and we’ll be offering a 50 per cent discount on our main menu food Monday to Thursday from August 1 to August 31.”

He told the News the historic bank building has proven the perfect location for their new venture and he added: “The decor of the building will remain true to the original features as the theme fits beautifully with the concept we wanted.”