Hanover Street in Liverpool, Custodian REIT, c Google Earth

Rough Trade's new store will be situated on the ground floor of the Hanover block which also features Premier Inn as an occupier. Credit: Google Earth

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.

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great news for Liverpool being chosen over Manchester

By kl

Great news this and it will attract punters both young and not so young. This retailer has a store in New York and is due to open in Berlin soon. That area on Hanover St needs this kind of cool retailer and it will hopefully act as a catalyst for livening up Wolstenholme Square which is also due to have a new hotel.

By Anonymous

After the loss of Jimmy last year, great to see 2 new performance spaces opening in this and Jacaranda Baltic.

By L17

kl, it’s not surprising

By Dan

I don’t think there is any reason to bring other cities in to it. Liverpool was picked because brands see it as a young, hip, vibrant and musical city with cultural prowess that happens to be growing. Which it is.

By Richie, Liverpool

Liverpool after Nottingham? Surprising. Thought it would rank higher.

By Anonymous

rough trade 3 stores in london, 1 in bristol and 1 in nottingham! its not like its a massive company. should do well in liverpool with all the other smaller retailers though!

By Northwich

Rough Trade will be a success in Liverpool we love our music, especially on vinyl.

By Anonymous

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