Bold Street Coffee is about to open its second site in Manchester city centre, just months after opening its first.
The specialty coffee house, which launched on Bold Street in Liverpool in 2010, has taken up a unit at the leafy University Green just off Oxford Road.
An outdoor terrace looks out over the university buildings and the green, with space inside for up to 80 people – their largest opening to date.
Bold Street Coffee opened its first site here on Cross Street late last year, serving coffee that’s roasted in-house as well as handpicked guest beans and blends from independent roasters.
The new site will serve up the same menu of food – think egg boxes, signature BSC frys, and hearty bowls of super porridge and granola.
Their staple Buoys will be back – a lightly toasted brioche bun packed with scrambled egg and melted cheese, as well as fillings including sausage patties, bacon, hash browns, avocado and mushroom.
The vegan Buoy has a plant-based brioche bun, with an aubergine patty, scrambled tofu, hash brown, vegan cheese, spinach and onion jam.
Bold Street Coffee’s incredible butties are on offer at the University Green cafe too, including their chicken katsu club, classic egg mayo, and vegan roasted chickpea and avo with beetroot hummus and rocket.
As with its other sites, the venue is dog- and family-friendly with Babaccinos and Puppaccinos available on request.
Its new coffee shop will open in time for the return of university students, and has been kitted out with some modern library-style desks for those wanting to study with top-quality coffee.
There’s also colourful artwork from local artists, like illustrator Jessica Lee, adorning the walls above brown leather banquette seating.
Matt Farrell, director of Bold Street Coffee, and hospitality group GSG, said: “We’re delighted to announce our next project in Manchester.
“The transformation to the Oxford Road corridor in the last few years has been dramatic and the ever expanding, vibrant University makes this a diverse and exciting place to set up the next BSC after its opening success on Cross Street.
“We are pleased at GSG to be adding extra roots in the Manchester food and drink scene with more to follow later in the year.
“After such a difficult few years, there is an air of expectation around and I think this marks the start of an exciting time for the city, speciality coffee and Northern Hospitality.”
Bold Street Coffee is open at University Green from Friday 30 September.
Featured image: The Manc Group
Police appeal for information regarding ‘serious assault’ around Old Trafford before United game in October
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are appealing for fresh information on a “serious assault” committed around the Old Trafford area earlier this year.
GMP issued a press release on Friday, 9 December, asking for members of the public to come forward and share any details they might have on the attack carried along Seymour Grove in Trafford around 1:30pm on 16 October 2022.
They go on to explain that “a man in his 20s was assaulted by a group of unknown males” on the way to the game at Old Trafford, adding that “it is believed that the suspects were also attending the Manchester United vs Newcastle United match.”
It remains unclear whether or not the assailants were travelling fans in town to support the away side but GMP are looking to speak to the men pictured as they may be able to help with enquiries.
As detailed in the statement, “the victim suffered a severely broken jaw, a broken nose, numerous cuts to the face, and damage to the nerves of four teeth which he is likely to need further medical treatment for.” Terrible stuff.
The authorities are continuing to investigate the Seymour Grove assault after having followed up on a number of lines of enquiry since the incident took place and are now asking for the public’s help.
Anyone with information, or anyone who may have footage/images, or can identify the men in the photos, can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101, quoting log number 1589 on 16/10/22; or, alternatively use the Live Chat service HERE.
Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Featured Image — Greater Manchester Police/David Dixon (via Geograph)
Football fans call out ‘tone-deaf’ FA TikTok for mocking ‘life-threatening’ head injury
Football fans are calling out the official FA Cup TikTok account for mocking a serious head injury suffered by a Stockport County player earlier this week.
The Hatters beat Charlton Athletic in fine fashion with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday, 7 December, with Will Collar’s hattrick (the club’s first since 2019) sending them through to the next round of the cup.
However, another notable moment from the night was right back Macauley Southam-Hales’ collision with advertising hoarders after a shove from Charlton captain George Dobson.
As the likes of County fan Joel Ward wrote on Twitter, many online were quick to slam the clip for joking about an injury that hospitalised the player, the consensus being that it isn’t a “great look” for the FA.
While many reacting in the comments recognised that Dobson didn’t intend to hurt Southam-Hales by shepherding the ball out of play, the Stockport defender does hit the predominantly metal structure with some force and was left in clear discomfort following the smash.
The video itself has since been removed from the official account following the backlash but people are still reacting as the clip continues to be reshared on social media.
The clip was branded as everything from “disgusting” and “disgraceful” to “simply unbelievable”.
What’s most concerning is that despite the recent push to promote awareness surrounding concussions, brain trauma and even heading the ball – which, historically, haven’t been properly monitored in football – whoever posted the video on behalf of the FA didn’t consider the very serious nature of the incident.
As alluded to above, perhaps what makes the post even more shocking and tone-deaf is that it comes just weeks after Bath City player forward Alex Fletcher was placed in intensive care following an almost identical accident.
The 23-year-old underwent life-saving brain surgery and although he has since been discharged from the hospital, he is said to have a “long road to recovery ahead of him”.
County confirmed that despite being the all-clear pitchside, Southam-Hales was taken to the hospital as a precaution after he suffered significant swelling around the neck area. Nevertheless, as we know all too well, it could have been much worse.
As for the FA, they have now apologised for the inappropriate attempt at humour, confirming that they have removed the video from all official accounts, admitting that “it should never have been published and assuring that they will “review [their] processes to ensure this never happens again.”
You can watch the full highlights from Stockport County vs Charlton Athletic HERE but we’d recommend you watch Alan Shearer reminding everyone who plays football to be more vigilant when it comes to head injuries.