The New World Trading Company (NWTC) is to convert the former site of The Old Blind School bar and restaurant (pictured) in Liverpool into its new concept, The Florist.
The 1850s Grade II-listed building, which was once home to the Royal School for the Blind, in Hardman Street is due to be ready to open as the new bar and restaurant at the beginning of next year.
It was previously opened as The Old Blind School by The New Moon Company over two years ago but it closed this summer.
It will be one of two sites for the new concept from NWTC which also plans to open The Florist in Bristol in early 2018 in the former site of Goldbrick House bar in Park Street. NWTC also has The Smugglers Cove and The Club House in Liverpool.
With touches of vintage elegance, the interior of the Liverpool bar will combine Victorian features coupled with a striking large central staircase and cosy open fires. It promises beautiful, harmonious colour and patterns alongside natural, tactile textures, from smooth and shiny surfaces and materials to soft ribbons, coarse string and crinkly wrapping paper.
As at other NWTC bars, it will specialise in cocktails and beers from around the world, with over 60 to choose from, plus a food menu strong on deli, rotisserie and grill-inspired dishes.
Chris Hill, CEO of NWTC, said: “We are excited to be opening our second Florist in the former Old Blind School pub. The Florist will be following in the success of our other venues, The Club House and Smugglers Cove. We are very much looking forward to immersing The Florist in local life.”
The Florist will be recruiting for roles including a range of positions in management, front of house and within the kitchen. Further information on recruitment will be announced in 2018.