Manchester steak restaurant finds itself homeless for SECOND time after shock closure of Canvas Daisy Jackson
A steak business in Manchester has found itself ‘homeless once again’ after yesterday’s sudden closure of Canvas.
Block Steak Shop was previously based in Hatch, which closed almost all of its site in September last year, leaving local food, drink and retail operators scrambling for new homes.
The street food business had already set up a second location at Canvas, just down Oxford Road at the new Circle Square development, which became its sole site.
But now it’s lost that too, with Canvas – a gig venue, bar and restaurant – announcing its closure.
They say they were given no warning about Canvas’s closure and only found out the news when arriving to work yesterday.
Block Steak Shop (try saying that 10 times fast) is the sister restaurant to the legendary Parmogeddon, which was also a Hatch favourite.
They are now on the hunt for a new venue so they can continue serving up their street food take on classic steaks, all using locally reared, grass fed, free range and dry aged beef.
They wrote on their Instagram stories: “It doesn’t rain, it pours!
“5 months after the sudden closure of Hatch we’ve found ourselves homeless once again.
“We’ve come to work this morning and found that @canvasmcr has been closed with immediate effect with no warning at all.
“We are in need of a new home to operate from. If anyone knows of anywhere please let us know.”
Parmogeddon shared their appeal, writing: “Our other business @blocksteakshop is homeless if anyone knows of a venue in need of a food concept please let us know.”
Canvas was a three-storey hangout that was billed as a ‘next-generation’ venue boasting live music, club nights, a members’ lounge, and a sleek bar and restaurant.
The 600-capacity gig venue was open into the early hours seven days a week and had played host to the likes of both Neighbourhood and Year’s End Festival.
A sign posted at the entrance now simply reads, ‘This venue is now closed’.
The Manc has approached Bruntwood SciTech and Quantuma for comment.
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Almost Famous is giving out FREE burgers to Mancs with a very rare birthday next week Emily Sergeant
Almost Famous is dishing out free burgers in Manchester next week… but it’s only to the people with the rarest birthday of them all.
Leap Day babies, here’s another one for you.
It’s estimated that only around 4.1 million people worldwide were born on 29 February – which, of course, is also known as a Leap Day birthday – and if you just so happen to be one of those unfortunate, or in this case fortunate, people here in Manchester, then you’ll probably want to get yourself down to Almost Famous next week to celebrate.
That’s because the legendary burger joint is commemorating the special day that only comes around every four years by giving away free burger next Thursday.
The catch, however, is that you have to have been born on 29 February to claim the freebie.
Merely days after Manchester’s popular street food hall and social hub, Society, announced that it would be pouring free pints for Leap Day babies on their birthday, now Almost Famous is getting in on the action too by doing what it does best – serving up some of the heartiest burgers in the whole of the city centre.
Rallying up all Leap Day babies on its official social media platforms this morning, Almost Famous wrote: “Calling all Leap Year babies – get a free burger on 29 February with a valid ID proving it’s your birthday. Sometimes the best things only come round every four years.”
Almost Famous’ burgers are known and loved all across the UK, especially here in Manchester, and now, Leap Day babies who’ve missed out on years of celebrating get to reap the birthday benefits.
So-called ‘leapers’ wanting to bag their bargain burger next Thursday will just need to head on down to one of Almost Famous’ two Manchester city centre restaurants – either the Northern Quarter, or the one inside Great Northern Warehouse – and show the staff a valid form of ID that proves they were, in fact, born on that day.
The deal is expected to run all day, from the moment both Almost Famous sites open right until they close, and, as far as we can tell, the free burger offer is redeemable across the whole menu, so there’s a wide choice to pick from.
But don’t forget, like we’ve already mentioned, it’s just for one day only.
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So if you want to make the most of it and be sure you don’t miss out, then get yourself down to Almost Famous next Thursday and get scranning.
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