In this week's delve into the archives, we take a look back to 20 years ago and some much loved local businesses in the area...

2004 was the year that William Henry, owner of The Clachan, revamped the traditional Bath Street premises into a slick city-style bar. 

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 Bright and airy, the Clachan, or just simply Clachan as it was named from that point onwards, ditched its old fashioned feel and opted for something more fashionable and upmarket, with stylish tables and stools, bright lighting and colours and " a more modern feel".

With an all day breakfast, spicy beef chilli and vegetable lasagne on the menu, William said: "We want to move Clachan into the circuit. It has been out of the circuit for too long.

"It is now more upbeat, more cutting edge. The whole face of the Largs bar scene is changing and we want to play an important part in that.“

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The Clachan, pictured above, later went on to become The Waterside, under the ownership of Brian Purdie, who finally closed its doors in April of this year.

Another business profiled in the Largs and Millport News was Fresco's in Tron Place, offering coffees, home-baking, sandwiches and paninis.

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Proprietor Claire Ramsay, the former manager of Lennons and Craigmiles cafe, hoped Frescos, which opened in the former Andersons bakers shop, would help bring a whole host of fresh ideas to the town.

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Nardini's at Regattas introduced a continental aspect to life at Largs Yacht Haven with the opening of their new gelateria.

Opening out, bistro style, to the newly revamped courtyard, the ice-cream parlour was attractively set out with a new counter, and smart tables and chairs under a huge brolly imported from Germany.

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Owner Rikky Nardini said: "“I’ve spent time on designing the gelateria. It will add another star to this wonderful marina.

"Needless to say, ice cream is inbred in me, I’ve always wanted to have an ice cream parlour but was frustrated at not having space to do so.

With space now acquired the frustration is gone and the gem of a Gelateria Nardini was born.

"The gelateria is extremely colourful and quite, literally, tasteful while the ice-cream dishes are of a quality best described as ‘a la Nardini'."

Paramjit Sandhu, was pictured at the Koh-I-Noor in 2004 after it moved from Largs seafront to its current location on Main Street.

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