New four storey hangout will boast coffee, bar, work, music and rooftop space

Northern Quarter is set to get a new coffee, cocktail, cafe, work, lounge, music, creative, screening, rooftop and the kitchen sink space later this year with the opening of 33 Oldham Street on, er, Oldham Street.

Taking over the old MCR Coffee Co space next door to Affleck's Palace, the venue is a brand new venture by Kendal Calling festival founder Andy Smith and business partner Jason McGuire of Manchester Coffee.

A rooftop terrace - the 'largest in the Northern Quarter' - is expected to follow next year

A press release about the venue says...

'The multi-story design of 33 Oldham Street will house three stunningly designed floors to explore. The ethos of the space centres entered around a love of music, and with a focus on a careful curation of relaxed mornings and lazy afternoons, transitioning through to evening drinks and dining. 

'The space will include a coffee shop, workspace, lounge, screening room and roof terraces, all designed to be as suited for daytime sandwiches as it is for Saturday-night cocktails.'

It also says here that the first floor has been inspired by the 'famed omakase joints' and 'intimate jazz cafes' of 1950s Tokyo, with a sound system comprised of MB2SE speakers - 'one of the best transducers ever made to convey emotion through music'.


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33 Oldham Street is all set for a transformation

Nights will include 'weekly selector sessions showcasing the exploratory side of a DJ’s record collection', as well as 'album listening parties, artist takeovers, radio broadcasts and in conversation Q&As’.

The second floor, meanwhile, will provide a 'club vibe' and consist of a 'comfortable, stylish creative space and lounge, echoing that of a members club, without the membership fee.'

Well that's good then.

A rooftop terrace - the 'largest in the Northern Quarter' - is expected to follow next year, subject to planning approval and that.

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Andy Smith is one of the founders of Kendal Calling festival

Andy Smith said: “33 Oldham Street brings together everything I love about the Northern Quarter and adds some extra touches I’ve fallen for elsewhere. It should be the kind of space you pop in for ten minutes and leave five hours later - we want people to come to here because it’s special all the time, and free to get in. 

“The festivals are amazing but take a whole year to plan and then, boom, suddenly they’re over. I’m really excited that this gives a space to curate the whole year through.”

Keep an eye on and @33oldhamstreet for further news.