New two floor bar and restaurant is due to open in June

There are new plans for the old Odd bar site in Northern Quarter, following the closure of Folk & Soul vegan restaurant earlier this month.

Wilderness Trading Ltd - which recently opened a record store and bar in Withington - have taken on the space on Thomas Street with the aim 'to create a completely new and exciting two floor bar and restaurant'.

The team includes former Trof group manager, Dan Morris, Junkyard Golf directors Bart Murphy and Matt Lake, and Lyndon Higginson, the man behind Liars Club, Cane & Grain and Crazy Pedro's.

Wilderness Records
Wilderness Record Store opened in Withington earlier this month Instagram

Speaking about the opening, Morris said: "We have been working hard on this new concept for some time and believe we have now found the perfect site for us. We plan on opening mid-June and have recruited what we consider to be some of the best young F&B talent in the UK to help us create what we hope will be a great addition to Manchester’s hospitality scene. We will be releasing news and official opening dates closer to the summer."

The news follows the departure of Folk & Soul, which lasted less than a year on Thomas Street. Opened by Matt & Phred's founder Matt Nickson and Adam Regan of Stage & Radio, the closure followed an unamicable parting of ways between the two.

Let's hope Wilderness have better luck.