Rough Trade to open largest UK store in Liverpool
The record store has taken a 15-year lease at 54-56 Hanover Street, with plans for a grand opening later this winter.
Rough Trade will occupy 6,500 sq ft on the Liverpool block, which was previously occupied by the restaurant Tai Pan.
Custodian Property Income REIT is Rough Trade’s new landlord and also has several other adjacent units available, all being marketed by agent Emanuel Oliver.
Dan Oliver, co-founder of Emanuel Oliver, secured the lease for Custodian REIT, while Rough Trade acted for itself.
Lawrence Montgomery, managing director of Rough Trade, said the company was “excited” to add Liverpool to its list of store locations, alongside London, Bristol, and Nottingham.
Regarding Liverpool, Montgomery said: “The city has such a rich musical heritage as well as a vibrant scene right now which we hope to honour and represent in the best way we can.
“The scale (both size and ambition) of the store shows our commitment and investment to the city,” he continued. “We can’t wait to delight customers in the record store and venue in due course.”
The Liverpool edition of Rough Trade will include a bar and café with goods from Signature Brew and Dark Arts Coffee. It will also have a venue for concerts.