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Old December 16th, 2017, 05:24 PM   #941
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I hate when well known buildings change names. I always reference either the TC or Chill Factor when around that area of the M62.


Still reference the arena as the MEN and House Of Fraser as Kendals.
MEN Arena, is that what they're calling the NYNEX now?
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 07:00 AM   #942
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The arena is 'the MEN' to pretty much everyone as it lasted longest in that guise, but Manchester Arena seems to be catching on.
What people seem to forget is that this is the second time it's been called Manchester Arena, after the MEN naming rights expired it was just that until Phones4u got a go at the naming rights. I bet it'd still be called that if they hadn't gone down the pan! Don't think it'd have gone down well mind.
I hate naming rights.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 06:11 PM   #943
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Another Escape Room venue is planning to open in Manchester, with a new planning application having gone online for Escape Hunt to open one of their first UK locations within the basement unit at the Corn Exchange, with the entrance for the unit being created facing Cathedral Gardens.

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Use of Unit 19 of the building as a live 'Escape Room' experience (Use Class D2), and the creation of new shopfront and entrance for the unit off Fennel Street at upper ground floor, including new lift and staircase.

http://pa.manchester.gov.uk/online-a...=P066AWBCI5100
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 06:49 PM   #944
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Thanks flange

Is that really the best place for an Escape Rooms?
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 07:06 PM   #945
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Is that really the best place for an Escape Rooms?
It seems an odd choice to be placed in the Corn Exchange, but it is the basement unit so not really seen.

But it does feel that if it was to be more on the leisure side maybe a more boutique bowling alley could work, there were rumours a ping pong club were to open in the basement unit.

Though with a Escape Room venue due to open in The Printworks next year too it does seem a bit downmarket for the Corn Exchange really?

Its just a shame the basement was never used for the intended food market/store idea like originally envisioned.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 03:07 AM   #946
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It seems an odd choice to be placed in the Corn Exchange, but it is the basement unit so not really seen.

But it does feel that if it was to be more on the leisure side maybe a more boutique bowling alley could work, there were rumours a ping pong club were to open in the basement unit.

Though with a Escape Room venue due to open in The Printworks next year too it does seem a bit downmarket for the Corn Exchange really?

Its just a shame the basement was never used for the intended food market/store idea like originally envisioned.
Wonder if the Escape Room right by Bijou club/bar will stay open? There's also one on Brazennose st, and possibly others?!
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 03:19 AM   #947
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The one on Brazennose Street is Breakout Manchester. Same concept, different company. They also have a site on High Street which is due for redevelopment in the near future.

Escape Rooms aren’t opening in The Printworks. Yet another company, this time a more internationally recognised one, Escape Reality are.

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider...for-printworks

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Old December 23rd, 2017, 10:43 AM   #948
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Jungle-themed crazy golf course Treetop Adventure Golf reveals plans to open in Manchester

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From the recycled rubbish of Junkyard Golf Club to the life-sized dinosaurs of DinoFalls , crazy golf is having a bit of a moment in Manchester.

Now plans have been revealed for a new jungle-themed adventure golf course at The Printworks.

Cardiff-based Treetop Adventure Golf has lodged a licence application to open a new attraction inside the Withy Grove entertainment complex.

The Amazon inspired attraction could feature two 18-hole golf courses as well as a Clubhouse Bar serving themed cocktails if the licence is granted.

Exact details of the courses have yet to be revealed, but in Wales they include a tropical trail set in a rainforest with chattering toucans and singing barbership frogs, and an ancient explorer challenge with towering trees and a river.

Co-founder Elizabeth Perrin said: “It will be an all-out themed experience. You’re surrounded by a lot of immersion and interaction.

“Everyone is welcome; we are there for families, for students, for date nights, for work get-togethers and parties.”

If approved, the Manchester site is expected to open next year and will be the first outside Cardiff.

“Manchester has been a city we have really wanted to have a presence in since the beginning,” said Elizabeth.

“It’s such an exciting, vibrant, bustling city and we think we can really add to the leisure offer.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Manchester as a city.”

The attraction’s proposed opening hours will be from 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday, with alcohol served from 10am to midnight if the licence is granted.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 02:32 PM   #949
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION FOR ALTRINCHAM CINEMA PLAN

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Everyman is looking to open a cinema in the heart of Altrincham town centre.

It is working up proposals ahead of submitting a planning application to Trafford Council for a four-screen cinema in the former JJB Sports premises at 74-88 George Street. The proposed cinema would be accessible both from the Lower Market and from George Street.

Earlier this week, Everyman revealed that it had exchanged contracts on an unspecified Altrincham site earmarked for a four-screen cinema that it hoped to open in 2018.

Crispin Lilly, chief executive of Everyman Cinemas, said: "We're so excited to create something special in Altrincham. Our focus is really on experience, from a fabulous bar and food and drink menu, including lovely wines and hand rolled pizzas, to comfy sofa seating and a great programme of film and events.

"We aim to make every guest's visit special no matter what they choose to watch, and make them fall in love with a night at the cinema."

David Hopps, executive member for housing and strategic planning at Trafford Council, said: "We're excited to be welcoming Everyman to Trafford. They promise to offer an experience that is very different and will hopefully appeal to regular moviegoers, as well as people who don't normally visit the cinema."

The redevelopment of 74-84 George Street is being undertaken by Merepark on behalf of Altrincham Regeneration. Two additional retail/leisure units, spanning 4,000 sq ft and 5,000 sq ft, are also available for letting.
https://www.insidermedia.com/insider...am-cinema-plan
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Great news, I love Everyman, would like to see one in Manchester.
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