Venue has lots of room – with a view...

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.

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