LOOKS like the team behind Tariff Street's award-winning bar Kosmonaut and Stevenson Square's new trendy pizza bar, PLY, are set to launch a third establishment in the Northern Quarter - subject to approval.

Opened in September 2012, Kosmonaut quickly established itself as a city favourite...

Kosmonaut Ltd. have just put forward an application to the City Council's licensing board for a premises at 1-3 Swan Street - located opposite the Frog & Bucket Comedy Club and within the Smithfield Conservation Area. 

Back in March 2014 plans to turn the building on the corner of Oldham Street and Swan Street into a new lap dancing club were rejected by Manchester City Council following objections it would promote a 'sleazy' atmosphere and create a 'low brow' entry into the city.

If approved, the new Kosmonaut bar could join the recently relaunced Koffee Pot (once of Stevenson Square) - which sits opposite The City (a boozer you wouldn't take your mother to) and an Addiction Dependency Centre - in the reclamation of this lesser developed corner of the Northern Quarter.

Swan Street (known simply as 'To all parts of YORKSHIRE' until the late-eighteenth century) is also home to historic Manchester music venue, Band on the Wall, and Belgian-inspired boozer, Bar Fringe.

Kosmonaut's new site?Kosmonaut have plans for 1-3 Swan Street 

Opened in September 2012, Kosmonaut quickly established itself as a city favourite at the easterly end of the Northern Quarter, merging beers, cocktails, food, art, DJs and a fiercely challenged ping-pong league on its way to scooping a brace of ‘Best Bar’ awards in 2013.

Earlier this year, the trio behind the bar (Joe Fearnhead, Alex Johnson and Daniel Sudbury) launched their second operation, PLY, to much acclaim.

The end of the consultation period is Tuesday 14 July.