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THE COSY CLUB TO LAUNCH AT MANCHESTER’S NEW DINING QUARTER

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The Cosy Club, which offers informal casual dining, drinking and lounging, is to open its first restaurant in Manchester, at the historic Corn Exchange.

Loungers, operators of Cosy Club, is investing £850k to create a quirky, eccentric and playful space, that will bring a homely and friendly environment to the city centre. The restaurant, which is set to open in July 2015, will be the company’s tenth Cosy Club site.

Cosy Club’s menu features comfort food classics, an extensive brunch menu, an array of classic brassiere-style main courses, as well as a great selection of tapas. Its relaxed atmosphere wouldn’t be complete without a variety of classic cocktails, good selection of draught beer, cider and ale and a cracking back bar - whatever your tipple Cosy Club aims to please.

Alex Reilley, Executive Vice Chairman of Loungers, said: “We're really excited to be opening a Cosy Club in Manchester and we feel extremely privileged that we will occupy space in one of the city's great landmarks and in a city valued for its leisure offerings and attractions. With its transport links to cities such as London and the Exchange Square tram stop being part of the Metrolink development, we couldn’t have chosen a better location.

 "We feel the Cosy Club brand and the Corn Exchange are extremely well suited to each other and we looking forward to opening our doors in July.”

The Manchester restaurant will add to its existing restaurant base consisting of sites in Leicester, Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Cardiff, Salisbury, Taunton, Bath and Stamford.

Works began on the historic Grade II listed building in October, following the plans from the Aviva Investors Property Trust, owners of Corn Exchange Manchester and developers Queensberry Real Estate to revitalise the building and transform it into one of the UK’s best dining facilities.

Manchester Corn Exchange will become a restaurant and café hub that will establish a new dining destination unique to Manchester and will be home to a brand new and exclusive eateries from the UK’s leading restaurant companies, including Eclectic Grill, Wahaca and Vapiano - have confirmed plans to open their first sites outside the capital.

Stuart Harris from Queensberry Real Estates, the company overseeing the buildings transformation said; “Our vision is to create a mix of restaurants both regional and national whose offer complements and embraces this beautiful building. Cosy Club is a perfect example of the type of operator we envisaged for the scheme, they have an innovative fit out and a wonderful atmosphere and menu throughout whole day and in to the evening. Our line-up is looking really good and we will be announcing other names in the next month or so.”

Simon Green from Corn Exchange owners Aviva Property Investors Trust said: “Aviva Investors is very excited about being involved in this key project in Manchester. Part of delivering a truly long term sustainable future for the Corn Exchange is partnering with great businesses that really benefit the people of Manchester”

The building is set to be completed with the first restaurants opening in July 2015