New bar and restaurant to open in Liverpool’s commercial district

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The owners of Liverpool bar Circo are to open a new restaurant and bar in Castle Street in the city’s commercial district this summer.

Castle Street Townhouse is being created in a Grade II-listed building, formerly occupied by GT Law, working with leading hospitality interior design and architecture firm DV8 Designs

Set over several floors, it will showcase a grand opulent bar with raised seating areas, with an interior that pays homage to its historic surrounding while “adding character and urban charm”, according to Jason McNeill, director of Circo (pictured).

“Over the past decade the city’s landscape has changed dramatically, whereby areas such as the business district have evolved to become more than just a corporate workplace, which is why we decided to open in the heart of Castle Street.

“We hope that the new venue will receive a great response from Liverpool locals and those travelling from further afield due to our novel brunch and lunch offerings, extensive drinks list and chic design.”

Lee Birchall, managing director of DV8 Designs, added: “In order to preserve the rich heritage and history of the Castle Street building, it is important that the venue remains true to its roots. With this in mind we will keep many of the building’s original columns, while rearranging the entrance area to create a central focal point that showcases the full length of the space.

“By combining a series of modern decors and a playful design throughout the building, the overall object is to carry out a restoration that suits the originality of the building and its setting, in addition to incorporating a grandeur feel.”

Jason and his brother Gary, who head McNeill Leisure, took over Circo in Albert Dock in 2009 after it was opened in 2007 by Docklands Bars.

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