The team behind the city’s coolest cornershop has taken over what was Manchester Arndale’s prosecco bar.

Mital Morar, who owns Ancoats General Store and Stretford Foodhall, opened the new venture ‘Kiosk’ inside The Arndale on Friday.

It takes over from FIZZ! by Frizzenti, a short-lived prosecco bar unveiled last year as part of the £11m redevelopment of Halle Place.

Nestled under the escalators, the  1,300 sq ft unit will now serve coffee from the Ancoats Coffee Co roastery alongside locally-made cakes and pastries.

From Malteser and Oreo brownies to butterscotch flapjacks and millionaire shortbread, sweet treats are plentiful.

Kiosk is also selling some tasty Halloween-themed treats right now. Choc cobweb doughnuts anyone?

As well as getting a good brew, customers will also be able to enjoy locally-brewed beer from Manchester Union lager.

Just like the Ancoats store, the focus here will be on supporting local producers and promoting locally-made products over nationally branded ones.

It joins fellow food and drinks operators Archie’s, Barburrito and Wolf Italian Street Food at Halle Place – with more new arrivals set to follow.

Move over Starbucks, you’ve got competition.

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