Street food venue Beat Street announces change of direction

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Beat Street, the mixed use site of bars, outside sun terraces, loft spaces, kitchens and live music space at Great Northern Warehouse, is to become a full-time events venue, opening its doors to event companies, promoters and private hires.

Director Chris Legh says that after seven months of running Beat Street in its current form, they have realised that this style of space and location lends itself much better to creative, one off events or a series of events, rather than a permanent street food venue.

“We are going back to the roots of Beat Street when we operated inside the main warehouse building, where we ran a full-time programme of events, collaborating with brands such as House of Vans, Red Bull Academy and some of Manchester’s leading corporate. It was also where we started Junkyard Golf Club.

“We have built an incredible space here and we are looking forward to opening it up for all sorts of exciting events.”

Beat Street started in 2014, operating around the city in different pop-up locations, moving to its current location last summer. The change of direction will take place on Monday 29 January.

Co-director Mat Lake said: “This is a new beginning for the street and one we are really excited about. While we get the new model up and running we are working closely with affected staff members to find alternative roles within the other businesses we are involved in.  We would also like to thank the food traders for their hard work over the last seven months and we hope to have them back for future projects.”

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