Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have submitted plans to convert the New Picture House cinema in St Andrews into a sports bar called T-Squared Social.
Why it matters
The proposed conversion of the cinema into a sports bar has sparked controversy among local residents, with some criticizing the plans as disrespectful and out of keeping with the town's character.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that local residents are critical of the plans, with one resident calling the proposal disrespectful. The Times also highlights the opposition from residents, with one member of the St Andrews community council describing the plans as disrespectful and a bit cheeky. However, The Times also includes a statement from Tiger Woods, who expresses his desire to bring the T-Squared Social concept to St Andrews and create a welcoming place for the community and visitors alike.
How we got here
Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake are partners in the gastropub business T-Squared Social, which recently opened its first bar in New York. They have now submitted plans to convert the New Picture House cinema in St Andrews into a sports bar.
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St Andrews is a town on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 10 miles southeast of Dundee and 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh. St Andrews had a recorded population of 16,800 as of 2011, making it Fife's fourth largest settlement and 45th most populous sett
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men's major championships and also holds numerous golf records.