Arc Inspirations to open Box in Manchester next year

Premium bar operator, Arc Inspirations is set to continue the expansion trail and introduce its Box brand to Deansgate, Manchester next year.

The bar group currently operates 17 premium bars across the North of England, including Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Box and Manahatta. The company has now secured planning permission for the site at 125 Deansgate and plans to open early next year.

Box is a game-changing, high quality sports bar where customers can eat, drink, view, play and party.

Spread across the ground and first floor of an exciting new build development that fronts Deansgate, the city centre site marks the brand’s first venture outside Yorkshire, and will join its sister sites in Headingley and Leeds City Centre, which won Best New Bar at The Publican Awards 2019.

CEO Martin Wolstencroft, said, “It’s been a challenging few months for the sector and for our business, but we’re now looking with excitement to the future.

'Manchester has always been a key location for us and when the time is right and consumer confidence fully returns, we will debut our BOX brand in the city. The opening fits perfectly with our strategy of opening in clusters with complementary brands and we’re confident our guests in Manchester will love the BOX experience.”

Last weekend, the company reopened all 17 of its sites with a new Customer Charter that outlines how all its sites will comply with measures aiming to ensure the safety of guests and teams.