Café-bar group Loungers is to open a site in south-west Manchester after investing £600,000 in transforming a venue in Urmston into Bevano Lounge.
The café-bar in Eden Square will be launched on Thursday (September 3), offering food and drink throughout the day from morning coffee and lunch through to dinner and cocktails.
It follows last month’s launch of Loungers’ other concept, Cosy Club, in Manchester’s historic Corn Exchange in the city centre.
Bevano Lounge will have a “retro home from home” interior, where dramatic artwork will sit next to oversized vintage sofas and statement light fittings in the eclectic style familiar from other Lounge bars.
Jenny Arnot, operations manager at Loungers, said: “Urmston is the perfect location for our Lounge concept. There’s already a thriving and vibrant community and we’re really looking forward to playing our part in the foodie scene here.
“Residents will be served by the very best – our new team is passionate about hospitality. Our excellent pre-opening and ‘on the job’ training programme ensures our staff will be at the top of their game. Training includes expert guidance from one of Europe’s most acclaimed baristas.”
The menu will feature a broad selection from Spanish tapas to its Hero Burger, the Tin Pan Louie’s beef chilli and mac and cheese, plus an ever-changing specials board. There will also be a children’s menu.
Loungers invested £1m in the Corn Exchange’s Cosy Club, which is a quirky, eccentric and playful concept described as “gents club meets village hall meets cricket pavilion”. The company’s interiors are designed by its co-founder and vice chairman Alex Reilley.