Chorlton’s popular restaurant and bar The Globe has announced it will be shutting its doors for good at the end of the month.
In an emotional post shared to a local Facebook community group last night, owner Laura Addison, who has run the business for the past five years, wrote that she had come to the decision with a “very heavy heart”.
Citing “all the adverse conditions that have faced hospitality” in the last few years, she said that the culmination of events had taken its toll – not just on the business but also on her personally “as a first time solo business owner.”
Adding that it had been “a honour to serve this brilliant community over the last 5 years”, she continued:
“Please don’t be a stranger and pop in and leave your contact information so we can keep in touch.
“I have made so many great customers but more importantly great friends through running Globe & I hope the friendship can continue […] Thank you for all your custom over the last five years, it has been thoroughly appreciated.”
Sharing her planned opening times for the next fortnight, she confirmed that The Globe’s last day of trading would be on Saturday 30 July – adding that they will be operating with a skeleton staff and so will not be offering the main menu on Sunday afternoons.
However, it’s not all bad news – as Laura has vowed to carry on with the catering arm of the business, and asked for those who have supported her over the years to “keep us in mind for any event you will hold in the future.”
Commenting on the post, one person said: “Be proud of what a great place Globe is. So sorry to hear it is closing down. Always had a great meal and fun time there.”
Another said: “So so sorry to read this!! You were a fantastic addition to Chorlton. I have enjoyed many delicious meals with family and friends at your restaurant .Wishing your catering business all the very best.”
A third added: “Really sad news. Possibly the best breakfast in Chorlton. All the best for your future ventures.”
The well-loved neighbourhood restaurant and bar, which has long described itself as a ‘world kitchen with cocktails’, has been a fixture on Barlow Moor Road for years serving up a mixture of dishes inspired by Laura’s travels – spanning everywhere from Mexico to Japan.
It has also been something of a local weekend brunch favourite, with regulars praising its global options like breakfast nachos and Persian braised beef brisket and crispy fried eggs, alongside açai bowls, churros and classic English favourites.
Described as a ‘hidden gem’ by visitors, it has had consistently good reviews over the years and is sure to be missed when it closes at the end of the month.
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A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.