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Plans in to turn The Unicorn pub into estate agents

Plans have been submitted to Salford City Council to revamp a disused Pendleton pub into a sales and lettings office.

Mistoria Sales and Lettings, which also has offices on Church Street in Eccles, want to turn The Unicorn, on Broughton Road, into a lettings office for “high-yield” student and multiple-occupancy flatshares.

The pub, near St Thomas’s Church in Pendleton, is best known for its link with Salford son Graham Nash, from The Hollies.

In the 1970s Graham purchased the pub for his mother. The world-renowned guitarist, who later joined supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, could occasionally be seen behind the bar pulling pints.

Watch: Graham Nash returns to Salford, settles music history

Originally a Groves and Whitnall pub, it changed hands in 1963 to the Greenall and Whitley brewery but has been vacant for some years.

The layout and access to the 160sq m building would remain the same, according to planning documents, with seven new jobs proposed and four existing staff moving across to the Salford site.

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