Popular Northern Quarter bar Jimmy's is being forced out of its Northern Quarter home.
The popular gig venue on Newton Street is having to make way for more city centre office development after the landlord served notice on their property earlier this year.
The brand has a real cult following in Manchester and Liverpool (where they also have a sister venue) and have been quick when it comes to relocating.
Their new site is in Ancoats on Blossom Street and, according to their Facebook page, will contain a restaurant floor when they eventually open it.
Brothers George and Jimmy Craig posted a heartfelt message on Facebook yesterday to mark their final week in the Northern Quarter, and it's had an equally heartfelt response from fans of the bar.
The post read: "It’s bizarre trying to find the words to say for this post and it’s something we never thought we’d be saying....but this is it guys.... This is our last ever week in Manchester’s Northern Quarter at 12 Newton Street."
"Our last service is on Saturday night and from Sunday we’ve got a week to break it all down and get out so that offices can be developed."
"We hope that the office that take on the building have got a good cleaning firm lined up after all our staff and customers leave, because the place is gonna fucking stink of legends."
Brilliant words. Jimmy’s has become legendary for showcasing new music talent and hosting guest DJs – which also includes Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
We're pretty confident the new Ancoats location will be just as popular as 12 Newton Street was. Good luck, guys!