Manchester steak restaurant finds itself homeless for SECOND time after shock closure of Canvas

'It doesn't rain, it pours!'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd February 2024

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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