New restaurants set for Manchester Corn Exchange redevelopment

24 November 2014 by
New restaurants set for Manchester Corn Exchange redevelopment

A host of new restaurants is set to open in Manchester's Corn Exchange building in June 2015, following the development's £30m re-launch last year.

Mexican-style chain Wahaca and Italian-style style group Vapiano are among the 12 groups to have confirmed units within the Grade-II listed building, among other well-known brands such as Brazilian-barbecue Cabana, Vietnamese street food site Pho, burger brand Byron, and high-street mainstays Pizza Express and Zizzi.

There is also set to be a new concept named "Eclectic Grill", from Individual Restaurants (whose other brands include Piccolino, and Zinc Bar and Grill).

The new units will mark the first Vapiano site outside London, and only the third non-London opening for Wahaca, with the others currently at Bluewater and Cardiff.

Manchester-based pop-ups, Salvi's Deli and Tampopo, are also set to open permanent sites within the new development, whose layout will mean each unit has street access and visibility.

There are also plans to open an 86-bedroom boutique hotel on the upper floors.

Phil Sermon, UK and US managing director of Vapiano, said: "We have had many guests visiting us in London request that we open in Manchester, which makes it even more exciting to be opening in one of our favourite cities, and in such a fantastic development."

Stuart Harris from Queensberry Real Estates, the company overseeing the buildings work, explained that the offer had been designed to capitalise on the area's significant footfall.

He said: "We've got a great line up of local, regional, and national restaurant operators who will offer a broad range of casual dining options. Interest has been fantastic. We want to make sure these final units go to operators who offer something different but complement our line up."

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