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Old July 21st, 2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Would a European Drinking Establishment be welcome in the Piccadilly Basin Area?

Would a European Drinking Establishment be welcome in the Piccadilly Basin Area?

This area poses a generous oppurtunity to open a upmarket new drinking establishment, primarily aimed at the working professional. The question being, if opened in the next six months - would it be viable?

The bar would be laid back for people to come and relax during the day or after work at nite. It will serve a wide range of beverages and serve niche drinks such as Organic Alcohol. The proposed establishment would also offer freshly made vegetarian and non-veg food. The veg food would be organic and approved by the Soil Association.

The area is being developed with the new additions such as BDP offices and also ILVA. ISSA-Quay is also being developed there as well. Would the proposed establishment be welcome and fit-in with the surroundings?

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Old July 21st, 2005, 07:00 PM   #2
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of course, i'm sure with all the development there, many will arrive.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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Piccadilly Basin is a good place for opening a bar. A lot of people live and work around there, and there are also quite a few commuters from Piccadilly Station.
I can think of better places to open a bar, but Picc Basin should be good enough.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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Every area needs a trailblazer to give it some momentum. Might be a labour of love to begin with but the pace of development will itself attract more competition, which can only be goof for the area as a whole. Sounds like you're thinking about it dhirenmistry1. I say go for it
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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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I think Piccadilly basin's trailblazer days are in the past. Sure it is a little off the beaten track right now but it has already got Cotton House and Moon. I'm sure the area has a bright future for the right kind of drinking establishment. I'd say go for it while the rents are still low. Plus I promise to call in for a drink - as long as you stock belgian strawberry beer that is.

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http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/f...ticle20871.ece
http://www.waitrose.com/food_drink/w...d/0502090d.asp


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http://moon-bar.co.uk/
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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:59 PM   #6
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Interesting and mysterious post, mister mistry. There is already a bar in the arches at the bottom of one of the old warehouses fronting onto the canal basin. Never been there mind. Plus there is The Cotton House - an expensive new restaurant in one of the ground floor units in the old London Road warehouse (The Place). Right next to the, erm, Avis rent-a-car depot.

The more life the better so go for it. Anything to distract from the depressing prospect of ugly and unsustainable shed retailing thats being built at the top of the basin fronting Grt Ancoats St.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:11 PM   #7
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You should try Moon Sleepy. It's a decent bar with a nice mix of gay men, Northern Quarter types, Manchester City fans and local residents. The food is alright too.

Not that I want to take this thread off topic but has anybody been in Katsouris on Deansgate yet. Is it as good as the Bury branch? Are the prices as low as they are up in Bury?
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:22 PM   #8
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Yes I must try to drag myself that far to check it out sometime! Same owners as Taurus apparently should be worth it. As for Katsouris Ive not managed to get in there yet. Again (at the risk of sounding like my world revolves around Canal St) my favourite deli-come-cafe is still probably Olive on Sackville St.

Dragging this thread even further off topic, Wagamamma can't be far off opening their second branch at 1 Spinningfields Sq. The second food retailer for Spinningfields is another branch of the excellent 'Eat' as per St Anne's Sq.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:42 PM   #9
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Having been in the food and beverage business and with mostly my own businesses I think its a great idea - but then I would say that wouldn't I?!!However imo if you are going to be so specialist, i.e. organic, upmarket, european, etc, etc. you have to be bloody good at what youre doing. I know that sounds obvious - but most people only think theyre good! And they fail, and along with lack of capital these are the 2 biggest reasons why peoples businesses dont suceed.
In Manchester City Centre at the moment I think that wherever the business is situated and IF it becomes well known because it is bloody good then it will suceed. People in Manchester are after willing to try something different but come back, only if its good. Manchester folk are certainly becoming more sophisticated and along with Eastgate just around the corner...hey lets crack open the Champagne (organic of course!)
PS Ive a brilliant business idea for the City Centre if you want to pm me!
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 09:48 AM   #10
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You should try Moon Sleepy. It's a decent bar with a nice mix of gay men, Northern Quarter types, Manchester City fans and local residents. The food is alright too.

Not that I want to take this thread off topic but has anybody been in Katsouris on Deansgate yet. Is it as good as the Bury branch? Are the prices as low as they are up in Bury?
city fans? A load of over weight, badly dressed, moustachioed blokes from stockport, wearing lazer blue and smelling of hot dogs.... ummm that'd be ace.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 08:12 PM   #11
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Piccadilly Basin

lastest from the Basin

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:25 PM   #12
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just noticed ,what the fuck is going on ,on that bit of land next to the little white house?

Great pic Crush
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:28 PM   #13
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Isn't that that art installation thingy? Lots of tables of various sizes with grass on them, or something...

Yes, it is. Here you go: http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/cont..._feature.shtml
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:32 PM   #14
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cheers griff 'i'll have a nosey at that tomorrow
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Old August 4th, 2005, 11:18 AM   #15
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Its the Hoegaarden Urban Oasis by Subversive Architecture www.urbanoasisuk.com and its only around for 1 week so get in there sink some cloudy beer and get a free shoulder massage.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #16
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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:27 PM   #17
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Issa Quay is shooting up now



This building will look great when done up,,




Had a better look at the Sarah Tower site, and yes its being dug up,,,

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Old August 16th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #18
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Issa Quay coming nicely,,,and while i was around here,the Sarah tower is getting very busy now,


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Old August 16th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #19
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This building will look great when done up,,


I've always liked this one. There's something about it, well proportioned, big art-deco-ey type windows and the curved corner. Who's doing it up and what's it gonna be, flats?
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Old August 16th, 2005, 11:16 PM   #20
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I think it would suit many colours of glass in those little windows, scattered about.. a few blues/greens/yellows and reds all giving it some quirky affect

So Sarah is DEFO bein built? :S:S
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