Liverpool’s largest restaurant to open
Liverpool’s largest restaurant will open on the site of the city’s first Chinese restaurant, The Golden Phoenix.
Tai Wu will open in a 22,000sq ft unit on Hanover Street next summer.
The restaurant will be part of the 34,000 sq ft Beat leisure development next to Tesco on Hanover Street – one of the last plots of the Liverpool One complex to be completed.
The Beat, which will also have a 198-bed Premier Inn hotel, has been built on the site of the Golden Phoenix.
Opened in the 1960s, the Chinese restaurant was demolished by Liverpool One developer Grosvenor in 2009 to make way for new leisure and retail space.
Guy Butler, projects director at Grosvenor Developments, said: “Following on from the recent news of the student accommodation scheme being developed by Portside House, this is great news for Hanover Street and the Beat.
“The site was home to the first Chinese restaurant in Liverpool and now it will be home to the largest.
“We are thrilled with this letting, which secures two-thirds of the space in the Beat, and sets the tone for the remaining space.”
The first Tai Wu, which is part of oriental restaurant chain Tai Pan, was opened in Manchester.
There are seven retail and leisure units within the Beat building and Grosvenor said it still had 12,000sq ft to let.
Space remains for a cafe and a shop facing Hanover Street, plus another three restaurants facing Seel Street and David Lewis Street.
The £12m Premier Inn hotel, which will create 50 jobs, sits above the retail and leisure units, which are all on the ground floor.
Source: The Liverpool Echo. Read More http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/10/29/liverpool-s-largest-restaurant-to-open-on-the-site-of-city-s-first-chinese-restaurant-the-golden-phoenix-100252-32119750/#ixzz2AgVIHnuI
Date created: October 28, 2012