Venue has lots of room – with a view...
A NEW venue, which will boast the biggest roof terrace in the Northern Quarter, has been confirmed for the city centre.
The former Manchester Coffee Co shop at 33 Oldham Street, tucked in next to Afflecks, has been carefully restored and will include a coffee shop, workspace, lounge, bar, and screening room.
The project is led by Andy Smith, one of the founders of Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, and Off the Record, along with Jason McGuire of Manchester Coffee, who’s often serving up brews at the Tim Peaks Cafe.
The venue is split over four floors – although only three will open this year – and will focus on a love of music.
On the ground floor, double doors will reveal a light and airy coffee shop that will double up as a cocktail bar at night.
A state-of-the-art sound system is the focus on the first floor, promising a room that’s as acoustically perfect as a recording studio.
This ‘listening room’ has been inspired by the jazz cafes and vinyl bars of Tokyo, and designed by Grammy-award winning producer Steve Levine (Culture Club, The Beach Boys and Motorhead are all on his CV).
On the second floor, the arch window has been restored and looks out over Oldham Street. I will act as a lounge and creative space.
The top floor, due to open next year, will deliver the largest roof terrace in the Northern Quarter.
The venue is expected to open later this month.