Northern Quarter goes East
ANEW Asian cafe and coffee shop will soon open in Southport’s Northern Quarter. Sefton Council has given the go-ahead to plans for the new venture at 653 Lord Street.
The cafe will be on the former site of a hair salon, between Vape Saloon and Specialist Beer Shop.
Other businesses in the vicinity include a mix of bars, restaurants and convenience stores.
This end of Lord Street has become known as the Northern Quarter - since millions of pounds has been invested to create new business and make the area thrive.
Among them are the Bold Hotel, Peaky Blinders and Punch Tarmeys.
According to planning documents, the new venue will supply Asian goods, “speciality teas and handmade coffees”.
There will be hot food as well as cakes and snacks, with space for 16 diners.
The bulk of the foods will be purchased and reheated at the front of the shop, while some cooking will be done in the kitchen.
Approved opening hours are Monday to Sunday, 9am-9pm.
As the northern end of Lord Street continues to flourish, the Visiter asked residents for their thoughts on the new addition, and to see what they wanted to see appear next.
Judith Abbott said: “Am I happy with this addition? My goodness, I would just love to see Lord Street and the whole of Southport, come to that, with every shop, cafe, bar etc occupied and busy again.
“Let’s just get out there and support these businesses.”
Lisa Carlin-White said: “Some of the units are too big for small independent retailers, the risk is too high.
“What do I think we are missing? “Wok and go noodle style restaurant, street food style indoor restaurant, the indoor market is a shambles, get that right and small businesses will flourish and need to move to bigger premises.” Scott Ormrod said: “A cat cafe for sure. “Southport needs to move with the times.”
An Asian cafe is coming to Lord Street’s northern end