Simone Joyner/Getty ImagesEd Sheeran has been known to hang out at the local pub near his country estate in England, but if a report in the British tabloid The Sun is to be believed, he's now considering opening his own place in London.
The Sun reports that Ed and his longtime manager, Stuart Camp, purchased a Spanish restaurant in West London last year for just under two million bucks, and now they're planning to turn it into a bar with live music. One possible name for the establishment: Castle on the Hill, after Ed's single of the same name.
The Sun says paperwork shows that Camp has already started revamping the place into a "cool members club" with a "shabby-chic style," and plans to have a soft launch next month.
A source told the paper, "Builders are hard at work making over the venue so it will be ready by the end of April. The name is up in the air…but Ed is keen to put his own stamp on it."
“The idea is to have an understated opening with an edgy crowd," dished the source. "Ed wants it to be his local [bar] and doesn’t want to be inundated with selfie-hunters and fans.”
In other Ed Sheeran property news, the BBC reports that neighbors near his estate in the British county of Suffolk have complained that a so-called "wildlife pond" the singer built could be used inappropriately for swimming and water sports, and will have to be inspected by officials.
One neighbor told the BBC, "I believe that the development of the site is more about creating an environment for a wild lifestyle rather than the actual wildlife."
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