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Manchester hotelier Mark Cain dies

27 January 2015 by
Manchester hotelier Mark Cain dies

Tributes have been paid to Manchester hotel and bar owner Mark Cain, who died at the weekend.

The co-owner of Velvet on the city's Canal Street was a well-known personality in Manchester's hospitality scene. He ran the hotel, bar and restaurant along with Velvet Central, a bar close to Albert Square.

Manchester Pub and Club Network spokesman Phil Burke told the Manchester Evening News: "He was well respected by members of the bar and club community.

"He always had a smile and would always help those starting out in the trade with advice. He was inspirational to others.

"He made a massive contribution to the economy of the Village with his investment. He put in a lot of his own money and employed hundreds of people. He took a gamble and it paid off with his hotel, which is considered one of the best in Manchester."

Tributes were also made on Twitter. The Abode Manchester Twitter feed said: "Such a sad day for the industry in Manchester. Our thoughts go out to Mark Cain's family, friends and colleagues. A huge loss."

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