I need some advise as I'm setting up a Facebook fan page for a bar. I also want to incorporate the Facebook Place element into this as it will allow the bar to send out offers.

The fan page has already been set up: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-E...28500927166233

The Facebook Place page is also set up: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-E...40671012663783

I do believe that Facebook have disable the ability to merge fan pages and place pages...am I right? What I want is something like Kildare's Irish Pub (https://www.facebook.com/KildaresSC) where you can see the number of people that like and the number of people who have checked in. So if I claim our existing place page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-E...40671012663783) will I be able to create a fan page from this?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.