12th April 2021 is a key date for The Royal Exchange Manchester. 

Not only is it the day that all its non-essential shops reopen – when the next stage of lockdown lifts – but it’s also the date the long-awaited new barber shop opens in the Arcade.

Owned by entrepreneur Matt Bambroffe and business partner Steve Ward, who between them have over 15 years’ experience in the barbering industry, The Butchers Chop Shop is a new barber shop taking possession of the previously vacant Unit 8 at The Royal Exchange.

Matt and Steve opened their first barber shop – Jersey Street Social Club – in 2017 in Ancoats and it was the success of this that propelled them on to their next venture; The Butchers Chop Shop will mirror the high standards already established with their existing shop but will be visually very different.

The Butchers Chop Shop, which will be headed up day to day by Steve, is decked out in white tiles with a large neon pig emblazoned on the wall to the rear of the shop.

It will be open 9am – 7pm Monday to Sunday and will offer all cuts – from kids to traditional cut throat.

The Butchers Chop shop will also be offering parties for pre-wedding groups, where you can enjoy a cut or shave plus complimentary drinks before heading out to party or chillout in the city centre.

Matt and Steve want a fun, welcoming environment for all. Matt says, “The Butchers Chop Shop is a fun twist on a butchers shop theme, with a traditional barber shop at its heart.”

The Butchers Chop Shop opens at 9am on 12th April and the first 100 customers will receive free branded merchandise.  The barber shop is also running a competition with the chance to win an exclusive Pink Card which will get you free haircuts for 5 years!

Download the app here for more information or to book your appointment.

The Butchers Chop Shop is the latest addition to The Royal Exchange Arcade, which is also home to exclusive independent boutique shops and cafes including Amaranth Health & Beauty, Lanigan & Hulme premium men’s & women’s wear, Jenny Jones Jewellers, The Remedy Kitchen and Michaels coffeehouse.

Other shops located in the Arcade are: Razor’s Edge hair salon, Paper Kisses of Manchester, Mays jewellers, Diamond Heaven, Designer Exchange, Swiss Watch Shop, City Specs, Astons of Manchester and Alterations Boutique.

Manchester lad Matt has a background in business, investing in businesses and various different property ventures in up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Over the years he’s successfully invested in the redevelopment of Shoreditch in London and Ancoats in Manchester.


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