A former bar and lounge a short walk from Ipswich town centre has been sold prior to it going under the hammer for an undisclosed amount.

The former Luna Bar and Lounge in Falcon Street, which has been unused since March 2020, was due to go to auction on July 26 through Auction House, an East Anglian-based company.

Signs have appeared outside the building saying it has now been sold, with a guide price of £150,000.

Planning permission has been granted on the building for the first floor to be converted into a one-person residential apartment, while the ground floor use remains the same, as a food and drink establishment.

Ipswich Star: Signs appeared outside the bar & loungeSigns appeared outside the bar & lounge (Image: Tom Cann)

The planning permission was granted by Ipswich Borough Council back in February.

Luna was a Caribbean-inspired lounge of around 110 square metres that sold themed food and drinks, and was very colourfully painted inside as a result.

The property has also served as a nail salon over the years.

The price that the building has been sold for has not been revealed.