By Majella Taylor, New Openings Editor, H&C News: Three new additions to Liverpool ONE’s F&B line-up.
Grosvenor has announced three new additions to Liverpool ONE’s F&B line-up.
Black Sheep Coffee
The specialty coffee chain, is to make its Liverpool debut in a 1,800 sq ft site at Paradise Place. The store will feature the brand’s iconic café menu by day, offering a signature range of 100% specialty grade Robusta beans, Norwegian waffles, smoothies, shakes and light bites. By night it will transform into a cocktail bar, serving up Espresso Martinis, craft beer, wine, sourdough pizza and free popcorn. The store will feature Black Sheep’s “Free Coffee Board” aimed at fighting social exclusion – customers will be able to donate their loyalty rewards to the Free Coffee Board or purchase a drink voucher at a discounted price to be pinned on the board. Anyone who cannot afford coffee can redeem the rewards or vouchers for any hot drink of their choice. Black Sheep will also forgoe single-use plastics as part of its commitment to sustainability.
Pan-Asian restaurant COSMO is set to launch its world buffet concept in the city in July from a 11,000 sq ft site on Liverpool ONE’s Manesty’s Lane. The restaurant will include a bar and dedicated dessert counter, alongside its extensive seating area. Diners will be able to enjoy Asian, continental and carvery options, as well as cooked-to-order teppanyaki.
The Bus Yard
Pop-up bar and street food hub, The Bus Yard, has extended its tenancy until early September. Consequently, the brand will continue to provide visitors to Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park with an of assortment drinks, food and live music entertainment throughout the summer.
The three additions to Liverpool ONE’s F&B line-up following strong sales performance across hospitality operators at the destination. F&B sales were up 9% in May compared to the same month in 2019, while year-to-date F&B sales are 18% ahead of the same period in 2019.
Gabriel Shohet and Eirik Holth, Co-Founders of Black Sheep Coffee, said: “We are thrilled to be opening in Liverpool ONE. This will be our very first location in Liverpool and we are super excited.”
Rob Deacon, Senior Asset Manager, Grosvenor, added: “As evidenced by the continued strong performance of our F&B operators, Liverpool ONE provides a fantastic food, drink and entertainment offer at the heart of the UK’s most sociable city. The addition of Black Sheep Coffee and COSMO, along with the continued presence of The Bus Yard, provides even more choice to cater for the considerable and sustained consumer demand.”
These latest signings add to an ever-increasing series of announcements for Liverpool ONE, following the recent F&B openings of coffee shop Bean, and Gordon Ramsay’s premium casual dining concept, Bread Streat Kitchen, as well as the opening of vintage retailer, The Vintage Store and the signing of luxury footwear brand, Kick Game.
Metis and Stärka acted for Liverpool ONE. Savills acted for COSMO, Black Sheep Coffee and The Bus Yard dealt direct.