Prescot’s first ever micropub, a real ale haven with capacity for 50 people, has been given the go-ahead by council planning officers. An empty unit at 57 High Street will be converted into a pub, called The Bard, serving real ales from across the country, alongside craft beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
Until relatively recently, many shopping centres were strangers to good food and drink, writes Kannika Mall of M&G Real Estate. But now it's not good enough just to attract big brand names: food and drink should be a jewel in a shopping centre's crown, and tech can play a role in making that happen.
A lively Manchester City Council planning committee yielded some surprise results when it met yesterday. Salboy's contentious proposals for a 13-storey aparthotel at Shudehill were deferred, after councillors nearly united to refuse the project, while Capital & Centric's Talbot Mill, recommended for consent, was also deferred after a lengthy discussion over lack of parking.