The team behind Sale’s new Foodhall has announced the venue will open next month, ready for a busy Christmas in the town centre.
Sale Foodhall in Stanley Square will open to the public on Thursday 18th November, with an exciting line-up of foodtraders, community space, and new retail offering. The Foodhall concept has already proved hugely popular in Stretford and is now being rolled out in neighbouring Greater Manchester suburb, Sale.
The large and colourful unit in the town centre has space for a rotating indie food vendor, plus the much loved artisan pizza experts Basillico, and proper tasty burger-slingers at What’s Your Beef will join the line-up as permanent residents. The first temporary trader to join the foodhall family at the new venue will be Eat Dutch, bringing their authentic mini Dutch pancakes to Sale throughout November and December.
The new Sale Foodhall boasts a 150-cover dining and drinking space, plus an outdoor terrace and has replaced the ‘Groceries and Beer’ unit which has been operated by the Store Group for the last two years. The brand has relocated around the corner from G&B, at Stanley Square Shopping Mall in a huge 5,500 sq ft food, drink & retail destination.
The new unit will also have a bar serving local craft beers, wine and spirits, a coffee shop with bakery unit, plus General Store’s trademark ‘cornershop’ retail space. The flexible spaces will promote a variety of uses for the local community, from pop-up retail spaces, to informal classes – welcoming locals from morning until night.
Mital Morar, Founder of Store Retail Group said: “We’re looking forward to becoming an even bigger part of the community here in Sale. It’s been a brilliant home to us over the last 2 years and we can’t wait to open the doors to a much bigger space. This is a chance for us to evolve into that proper community hub that we always strive to create – from baby groups to beer tastings, everyone is welcome. Our local neighbourhood is everything, and at the centre of will always be quality independent food and drink as well as convenience. .
The grocery store within each venue will offer the same great innovative neighbourhood retail concept the brand has become famous for. As well as championing local makers from food & drink to homeware, the shop will be a destination for artisan alcohol as well as local fresh baked goods and zero-waste, household essential refill stations.
The designers of the site are CDS Willman, award-winning design & build specialists for the hospitality sector.
The new expanded venue in Sale has created ten new jobs in the town centre, in addition to the ten already employed at the existing store. The Store Group are asking that any talented and enthusiastic individuals interested in a new role get in touch via the website, store-group.co.uk/careers.
Sale Foodhall follows the launch of the Store Group’s two new General Store launches at Deansgate Square and in MediaCityUK earlier this year. There are plans in the pipeline for another new General Store at Kampus in Manchester city centre, plus a new Foodhall in Northwich has already been announced, with more exciting plans to come.