Glendola Leisure, the bar, club and restaurant operator led by Alex Salussolia, has bought the two Frankenstein’s bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh from Saltire Taverns, for an undisclosed sum. The company said it intends to run both Frankenstein’s Bars as they are in the short term but seek to develop both units into new concepts within the next 12 months. The two new sites are the second and third of four planned acquisitions this year for the group, which recently established a new banking facility with Barclays. The double acquisition comes three weeks after the company secured the lease on Enterprise Inns’ Cricketers in Cobham, Surrey, which is Glendola’s first country pub. Managing director Salussolia said “We are delighted to grow our business in Scotland and the two Frankenstein units will be a fantastic addition to our company. We have been running Waxy O’Connor’s Glasgow for 12 years, which has been a very successful venture for us and we have been constantly looking for additional opportunities. Now, not only will we have a second Glasgow unit, but we also have the chance to expand into the Edinburgh market.” Other sites operated by Glendola, was established in 1973 by Peter Salussolia, include Waxy O’Connor’s in London’s Piccadilly, Glasgow and Manchester, the World’s End Pub and Underworld in Camden, Brogans Irish Bar in Fulham, and Rainforest Café and the Star & Garter on the River Thames in Putney. Saltire Taverns, which is led by Billy Lowe, operates a handful of leisure properties in Scotland. Its estate is anchored by the Le Monde boutique hotel and entertainment complex in Edinburgh, which features 18 suites along with three continental-themed bars and Shanghai Club nightclub.