Work is underway for an incredible six new hospitality venues to open in Wilmslow town centre – including three on Water Lane alone!
Kalo’s (Water Lane)
Kalo’s, a Mediterranean peri peri charcoal grill will open at 10 Water Lane, which has been empty since Paperchase closed in August 2019.
Firat Altindag – owner of the Zalos Group – has over 15 years experience, having worked in Gusto Alderley Edge before moving on to open a cafe in Knutsford and further a field to Stockton Heath and Latchford.
The restaurant will occupy the ground and first floor of the vacant property and the proposed opening hours are 12pm until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm to 11pm on Sunday and bank holidays.
Roost (Water Lane)
Roost is preparing to open its doors in the unit formerly home to CAU.
The Argentinian restaurant – which opened in March 2015 – closed after its parent company went into administration in July 2018.
Roost (which also has a restaurant in Heaton Moor which opened in 2017) will serve rotisserie chicken, wood fired pizza and burgers plus alongside a range of craft beers, cocktails and milkshakes.
Juniper Brasserie (Water Lane)
Juniper Brasserie is set to be opened by the team behind Juniper in Bramhall and Hale.
We’re awaiting further details, but the company’s Facebook pages describe their venues as “an artisan brasserie” serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and late lunch.
We’ll bring you more info as soon as we receive it.
Market on the Grove (Grove Street)
Symposium owner George Hadjiyiannis submitted plans last year to convert the former Laura Ashley unit at 70 and 72 Grove Street into a restaurant.
George said: “We believe the project will add to the town centre, replacing an empty shop with an upmarket restaurant.”
Cibo Restaurants (Grove Street)
The owners of Cibo, on Green Lane, are looking to combine two units at 31 and 33 Grove Street into a restaurant.
Holland and Barratt currently occupies 31 Grove Street, with a lease that expires within two years, while 33 Grove Street – formerly occupied by TUI – currently stands empty.
In the planning application, Ian Garraway Architecture stated: “The new operator intends to invest heavily in the site, creating a better than previous level of employment.
“This investment will stimulate additional investment to Grove Street, and should act as an anchor tenant to the centre of Grove Street.
“The success of Cibo has contributed positively to the town centre, and it is hoped that the new venture will have a similar impact on Grove Street.”
Hickory’s (Altrincham Road)
The eagerly-anticipated venue was supposed to open in spring last year, prior to lockdown restrictions putting the brakes on plans for the former Boddington Arms.
We checked in with the Hickory’s team a few weeks ago, and a spokesperson told us: “We’ve made great progress with the build but there is still a little more that needs to be done yet.”
They added: “We’re unsure of a reopening date at the moment… once we have more information from the government with regards to when restaurants are able to reopen we will be able to share an opening date with you all.
“We’re incredibly excited to get going and we’ve had some great feedback so far from our neighbours. Fingers crossed it won’t be much longer!”