Landlord Grosvenor Europe has agreed to lease 4,700 sq ft on Hanover Street in the city centre to the Asian street food chain, which will open its restaurant once lockdown lifts.
The restaurant, which will occupy the unit previously leased by Evans Cycles within the Liverpool One retail development, will serve as Maggie Fu’s flagship branch and operate alongside its Smithdown Road eatery, which opened in 2018.
The restaurant is the latest addition to the international restaurant scene on Hanover Street, which also includes Wahaca, Turtle Bay, Bem Brasil and Catalonian independent restaurant, Lunya,
Family-owned Maggie Fu’s latest restaurant will have capacity for 120 covers and offer a range of Asian-inspired dishes.
Lee Boon, owner of Maggie Fu, said: “We have grown a very loyal following in the two years since we launched, giving us the confidence to open a flagship restaurant in a prime city centre location.
“We have great neighbours and will benefit from Liverpool One’s high footfall, complemented by the residential and leisure offer in the [neighbouring] Rope Walks [district]. We are ready to welcome existing and new customers later this year.”
Alison Clegg, director of asset management at Grosvenor Europe, added: “We are committed to maintaining a strong mix of local and regional independent operators alongside national brands at Liverpool One.
“The signing of Maggie Fu highlights that, despite challenging circumstances for the industry, Grosvenor Europe is supportive of operators, working with them to help create opportunities for growth as we move towards recovery.”
Metis Real Estate Advisors and Savills are lettings agents for Liverpool One. Maggie Fu was unrepresented in the deal.