May 6th, 2016

The Alchemist To Open In Liverpool

By Jade Wright,Liverpool Echo

One of the most popular bar and restaurant brands in the North is to open in the former Noble House

The Alchemist To Open In Liverpool

One of the most popular bar and restaurant brands in the North is to open in the former Noble House this July.

The Alchemist already has two venues in Manchester, two in Leeds and one in London.

Now the company has conformed it is coming to Liverpool, in one of the most popular areas for new bars and restaurants.

Simon Potts, Managing Director of The Alchemist says: "We are thrilled to be opening our next Alchemist site in Liverpool and looking forward to welcoming guests at the end of July. We will be bringing our special brand of craftsmanship, exploration and innovation to the site on Brunswick Street and have some amazing plans for the space that will respect the history of the building and surrounding area. This is a fantastic part of the city and the perfect place to launch our exciting expansion plans for the year ahead."

The grade II-listed building dates back to 1799 and was originally a private bank owned by merchant and slave ship owner Arthur Heywood.

He established his banking firm in 1773, which was later sold and became the Bank of Liverpool, which was in turn incorporated into Martin's Bank before being incorporated, in turn, into Barclay's Bank. Heywood is thought to have once lived in apartments above the Brunswick Street building.

The restaurant and bar became a favourite with celebrities since it opened in January, 2010, with an official launch attended by stars including ex-Coronation Street actress Nikki Anderson and former Hollyoaks cast members Terri Dwyer and Ricky Whittle.

It then became known as Bank, before closing its doors.

A number of operators have expressed an interest in the site, including the owners of The Old Blind School on Hardman Street. The New Moon Company had plans to launch a venue called Beef and Pudding, a sister venue to their Manchester gastropub.

 

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