Hatch 2.0 is holding a very special summer celebration and it's all free

    News, Manchester City Centre

    Hatch is hosting a very special summer party to celebrate their expansion on 3rd July and everyone is invited.

    Experience the newly expanded line-up of shop, food and drink venues as an evening of free music is staged with a line-up including an exclusive performance by Mike Garry and the Cassia String Quartet debuting a brand-new poem, dedicated to the Oxford Road Corridor. Mike will be performing a beautiful new poem with the quartet alongside other poems from his collection on the brand-new live music stage along with Ren Harvieu, kicking off a summer of events at Hatch.

    One of the North’s most powerful poetic voices, Mike Garry has worked with artists from John Cooper Clarke to Iggy Pop and it was his collaboration with the Cassia String Quartet which earned him a number one single in the UK charts with their ‘Ode To Saint Anthony’. Mike’s iconic poem - a tribute to Anthony Wilson - has become a beloved eulogy to one of Manchester’s most important musical figures, and as part of a collaboration with the Cassia String Quartet, composer Joe Duddell and a host of famous faces, topped the UK singles chart raising money for The Christie Hospital. The Cassia String Quartet are a young, passionate, talented, classically trained, award-winning group of musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

    Also on the bill is Salford born singer/songwriter Ren Harvieu. Ren is a hugely popular, enigmatic singer songwriter from Salford who has recently completed her second studio album. Due for release in 2019 with an acerbic humour that runs throughout, the new record has been produced by Romeo Stodart of the Magic Numbers and Dave Izumi Lyncy. Ren has performed with an array of artists including Tom Jones, US rapper Nas, and with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Jeff O’Toole, a regular DJ on Manchester’s nightlife scene, will also be bringing the vibes with a set before and after the live music performances.

    The free summer party celebration will kick off at 5pm with all the independent shop, food and drink businesses open so guests can enjoy the spectacular new line-up for themselves. The expanded 11,480 sq ft space is now home to more than 10 new retailers, indoor restaurants, kiosk style units, bars, pop ups, rooftop terraces, creative workspace, event spaces, a live music stage and a double decker bus.

    The food and drink brands will be showcasing their new menus and the independent retailers will have their doors open til late so that shoppers can discover new products, experience great services and enjoy the entertainment. With new indoor spaces, roof terraces, cocktail bars, craft beers, coffee, hot choc and street food...there’s a fabulous range of independent and artisan cuisine to enjoy across the whole site.

    There’s no need to buy a ticket as the event is totally free - music, shopping, food and drink lovers are invited to come to Hatch, enjoy the entertainment and experience the new spaces and line-up. Find out more here.

    The new retail offering at Hatch includes:

    Suzy Loves Milo
    Reworked and upcycled vintage clothing from around the globe is brought to Hatch via Suzy Loves Milo with their own micro boutique. Their garms will give you everything you need to create your own unique look, with sunnies, sneaks and everything in-between.

    Shop Small
    Shop Small is a new venture celebrating amazing local and independent artists, makers and creators. It’s the perfect place to find a unique gift (even if it’s for yourself) whilst supporting Manchester’s creatives. There are a wide range of traders in store, showcasing wonderful products including cards, enamel pins, gemstone jewellery, art prints, flower pots, dog accessories and much more.

    Sneaker Pharm
    The city’s first drop-off shoe cleaning boutique…Born from a personal passion and love for the culture, Sneaker Pharm offers a highly bespoke and comprehensive service to treat your most beloved sneakers to some TLC. Choose from packages like the ‘signature overhaul’ and your shoes will enjoy the likes of delicate hand washing, stain removal, suede resets, reshaping, paint retouching and lace cleaning…rendering them, literally, good as new. Drawing influences from the traditional shoe shiners of London and modern-day American counterparts, Sneaker Pharm are the answer to ensuring your ‘grails’ remain forever in your rotation.

    Rigged Out
    For all your clothing & accessories needs, streetwear specialists Rigged Out is a brand formed by the streetwear community for the streetwear community, by people tired of seeing the same brands in the same places. Specialising in independent alternative brands from around the world such as Carrots By Anwar, Chinatown Market, Clear Weather, Felt USA, WeMoto, The Hundreds, X-Large, Jungles Jungles, Pas De Mer, Loco Love, bound and many more. This is an independent store for the alternative fashionista.

    Poppy K
    Husband, wife (and cat) team Poppy K sell handmade jewellery and gifts. Much of the jewellery is handmade from scratch, whilst some is sourced from around the world – and lots of it is inspired by their own passions like animals and travel. Their jewellery and gifts aim to be interesting, unique and cute – and are all designed to make perfect and personalised gifts.

    Clay Studio
    Winners of Hatch’s 2018 retail competition (receiving a four week pop up period rent free) – Clay Studio are selling handmade ceramics from their first independent shop. Founded in 2016, Clay Studio in Hulme provides a dedicated workshop for new graduates, hobby ceramicists and experienced makers. It is run as a collective of artists, makers and businesses of all abilities who pay a membership fee to share the facilities at the Clay Studio which include kilns, potters wheels, work surfaces, lathes, equipment etc. The Hatch unit will be their first proper ‘front door’ and opportunity for the collective to sell the pieces created in the studio direct to the public. It will be a co-operative style retail space for the studio and will provide visitors at Hatch with a unique new shopping experience with beautiful, individually crafted ceramic pieces designed by local artists that can’t be found anywhere else. Each week they’ll be focusing on a different discipline providing a great opportunity to get your hands messy and find out more about this wonderful craft with lots of opportunities to meet the maker.

    Established jewellery shop and Afflecks favourite Abacus have returned to Hatch after a successful six week pop-up last Christmas with an array of their hugely popular and affordable sterling silver jewellery and body jewellery.

    Mindful Store
    Mindful Store recently won this year’s Environmental category in the Alliance MBS ‘Venture Further 2019’ awards. It’s a modern-day physical store that lets sustainable brands get into retail within a couple of days and reach a wider audience instantly, tackling the problem of sustainable brands not receiving sufficient brand exposure. Brands pay a fixed monthly subscription fee to have their products displayed in the store and keep 100% of the sales revenue. The store gives shoppers the opportunity to discover amazing, innovative and sustainable products and a real focus is put on telling the story behind the product, rather than simply selling it. Every product comes with a QR-code that tells customers more about the background story: where and how it was produced, who the founders of the company are and how the product benefits our planet.

    Bulb. Flower Studio
    Bulb. Flower Studio is a brand-new concept in contemporary experiential floristry that combines the currencies of art, music, football, fashion and culture into the simple act of buying flowers. Bulb is finally a florist for the 21st century that looks and feels like no other flower shop - run by young people, for young people, bringing you modern, exciting and highly curated arrangements for the price of just a few pints.

    The Portland Barbers
    Every great community needs a hairdresser and trendy city centre male grooming experts, The Portland Barbers, are Hatch’s fabulous new resident coiffeurs. Also found on Charlotte Street in ChinaTown, they’ve now headed to Hatch to set up their main city centre HQ!

    DJ Gym
    The UK’s network of DJ studios has arrived in Manchester with their first Northern branch at Hatch! Offering one-to-one DJ and production courses accredited by the London Sound Academy, DJ Gym offers the chance to learn from pros every day with a whole range of courses including Beginner DJ and Beginner Music production. DJ Gym graduates enjoy plenty of perks with a monthly slot at Ministry of Sound and also an annual tour in Ibiza. On the night of the summer party DJ Gym will be offering free 1-2-1 DJ lessons from 5pm-9pm. Spaces are limited so email hello@djgym.co.uk asap to redeem this very special offer.

    The Food and Drink Line Up…

    Number 8 - A “Summer Garden” Cocktail Bar

    A new “Summer Garden” cocktail bar is one of the key new additions to the Hatch neighbourhood, as Jimmy Garcia of London’s famed “Jimmy’s Pop Ups” brings his first venture outside of London to Hatch.

    A two-storey shipping container has been transformed into a contemporary cocktail bar complete with open air roof terrace. A new hub for the Hatch community, Number 8 is a relaxed social hangout by day and lively meeting place by night. The ground floor brings a welcoming bar with rustic seating and music from Manchester’s best-regarded DJs, whilst the roof terrace offers a peaceful retreat - it’s the perfect place to survey the whole of the new Hatch site and settle down with a very special cocktail. The menu is centred around eight eclectic cocktails, crafted using locally produced spirits and fresh botanicals, some of which will be grown and picked on site.

    The Kitchen
    The Kitchen is Hatch’s new family run, ‘Thessaloniki style’ restaurant. Taking inspiration from the culinary capital of Greece (and the country’s second largest city) ‘Thessaloniki’, owners Nicki and Ody have taken over a triple shipping container to bring Manchester its first taste of Thessaloniki Style Street food this at this independent mini restaurant.

    Chef Ody hails from Thessaloniki, training there before moving to Amsterdam and then Manchester. The team is currently running a popular restaurant in the small Bolton neighbourhood of Westhoughton and have come to the city with their first Manchester venue under the Mancunian Way at Hatch.

    The whole menu is inspired by a city where young chefs push the boundaries of traditional Greek food using the amazing local produce available to create fresh exciting dishes. Ingredients are sourced directly from Thessaloniki itself and from small, artisan producers here in the UK.

    The result is a unique and authentic menu unlike anything else in Manchester. An eclectic range of street food will include Thessaloniki -style Tacos (with fillings like rabbit, cod, beef brisket and sweet potato); Souvlaki, Koulouri (a ring of sesame seeded breads - a Greek bagel if you like, with various fillings) and Loukamades (traditional Greek doughnuts).

    There’s also a range of cocktails inspired by Greece and the Greek Islands, including a Tzatziki Martini and Violet Mastic!

    It’s all served up in a relaxed, warm and welcoming new eatery by a friendly and passionate team, alongside a great soundtrack, to dine in or takeaway.

    Oke Poké
    From Honolulu to Hatch…Poké specialists, Oke Poké are the city’s specialist purveyors of traditional Hawaiian street food, bringing their tropical take on fast food to Oxford Road with their second outpost at Hatch this summer.

    Poké (poh-kay) is a healthy alternative to western fast food. Often called a deconstructed sushi bowl, it’s a combination of diced raw fish, vegetables and other mix-ins and toppings, with hints of Asian flavours, which creates a unique, healthy and soulful alternative to an everyday salad. At Hatch the team are serving up their classic, healthy Poké bowls from a takeaway kiosk shipping container unit, as well as their Yaki Poké, all in biodegradable containers, using sustainable fish, free range chicken, and the highest possible quality ingredients.

    Fukuu is a new Pan Asian food brand for Manchester, all inspired by one woman’s journey from growing up in her family’s restaurant to establishing the successful casual Japanese restaurant, Oishi-Q. A passionate food innovator, Anna of Fukuu is devoted to bringing the authentic Pan Asian food of her childhood to Hatch, and fusing it with modern twists from
    the west. Key ingredients are sourced from Japan with fresh meat, vegetables and fish locally sourced from quality suppliers.

    Customers can expect Pan Asian classics like Chicken Katsu curry served with fries alongside Anna’s own inventions including Japanese scotch eggs as well as Katsu Burger on Brioche Buns. It’s all served up in a creative, fresh and vibrant atmosphere situated in a large shipping container restaurant with access to a shared roof terrace, all designed by Anna herself. This is food created with love by a woman who believes that ‘through food we can find home’.

    Ice Alchemists
    The Ice Alchemists invite you to break free from the shackles of cones and cornets, and grab an Ice Cream Roll at their new Ice Cream and Dessert House at Hatch. Handcrafted ‘live’ on ice pans in less than two minutes, a delicate ‘roll’ of Ice Cream is created, and served in a tub with your choice of sauce and topping. It’s all made using the very best quality Jersey milk-based, artisan Ice Cream and served with 100% biodegradable tubs and spoons.

    Bringing a scoop of fun, theatre and adorably delicious desserts to Hatch, The Ice Alchemist’s are the only place in the city centre serving up these inventive Ice Cream creations alongside Bubble Waffles, Milkshakes and Homemade Cakes.

    Beer Box
    Independent brewers and lovers of beer, Beer Box brew excellent craft beer as Black Storm Brewery and sell it at their beer store concept Beer Box, currently only found in Newcastle upon Tyne. Although Black Storm beers are stocked around the country, this will be the first Beer Box outside of Newcastle, where they have built a passionate and loyal following of craft beer lovers. As well as their own beers, Beer Box stocks beers from the most innovative independent craft brewers from around the world. It’s your new city centre craft beer shop and it’s at Hatch!

    The Northern Chocolate Company is Hatch’s heavenly new Chocolate Boutique. Choc serve up a variety of chocolate bars wrapped in bespoke designs by local artists and creatives, alongside a small selection of chocolate truffles, chocolate coated nuts, dates and hot chocolate. The artisan chocolate shop is a joint venture between hospitality entrepreneur Michael Currie and local Manchester creative agency Holdens. The two have combined their individual expertise and shared love of chocolate to make beautifully designed, high quality products. This is the place to indulge the discerning chocoholic in you…

    Herbivorous is a vegan street food specialist founded by two enthusiastic foodies Robyn and Damian. They have been dishing out their plant-based delights since 2017 all over the UK and have finally found a proper home at Hatch. Expect a hybrid of junk food and healthier dishes. Enjoy their popular signature dish Hoisin ‘Duck’ wrap along with triple cooked chips loaded with pulled BBQ Jackfruit, Chipotle Mayo & Spring onions. The menu will change regularly making this a beautiful and evolving plant-based eatery.

    Father/daughter team Ali and Charlotte have teamed up for their first joint venture having established several successful family businesses around the North. Ali started working in kitchens as a child in Istanbul and has been in the restaurant business ever since, whilst daughter Charlotte has grown up in and out of his kitchens becoming ‘chief taster’ and starting her own successful operations too.

    Together they are now bringing their passion for Cyprian food to Hatch. Mezze is a big bold celebration of this wonderful cuisine - where Turkish meets Greek: halloumi meets peynir, the pitta kebab meets the gyros and everyone eats copious amounts of hummus!

    The team will be serving up perfectly cooked meats, seasoned rice and fresh salads, fresh mezze boxes, mezze wraps and salads.

    The family’s ethos of ‘any excuse for a party’ will inspire Mezze at Hatch… A lively approach to their little shipping container restaurant will include regular “Any Excuse” events like ‘Any excuse for Lahmacun’ (Turkish pizza), ‘Any excuse for halloumi’ and ‘Any excuse for belly dancing’!

    Hot Chick
    Hatch’s new fried chicken mini restaurant is coming soon…!

    vin-yard wine bar + shop
    Offering an eclectic mix of wines by the glass or bottle, vin-yard wine bar + shop serves up excellent, affordable alternatives to the usual mass-produced vino. The ever-changing menu includes vegan, organic, natural and biodynamic wines to drink in or take away. With years of experience in the industry and a huge passion for wine, owner Anna and trusty sidekick Helen will be on hand to share knowledge and give friendly advice. This is Hatch’s new cosy neighbourhood wine retreat, so whether you’re settling in for the night or grabbing a bottle to take home, this expert team will always ensure you get the perfect tipple.

    Hanoi 75
    Hanoi 75 have converted a 1999 double-decker bus into a fabulous Vietnamese kitchen serving up a creative menu of cuisine from Vietnam’s capital city fused with other influences from South East Asia and all centred around the beautiful Bahn Mi! Expect fresh, fast Vietnamese sandwiches to take away, enjoy on their fabulously bedecked bus or anywhere at Hatch.

    These new traders will be joining Hatch’s existing food, drink and retail stalwarts…

    Nordic Muse
    Hatch’s longest serving and much loved shop Nordic Muse remain at Hatch with their popular own-label jewellery and branded Nordic lifestyle products. On the 3rd July Nordic Muse will be celebrating one year at Hatch, offering goody bags worth £30 for the first 10 shoppers that day as well as complimentary drinks in-store.

    Electrik Box
    Electrik Box offer 10 lines of draft and craft beers, an all new cocktail list, a beer vending Machine, darts board, arcade games and one of the best (and free) jukeboxes in town!

    Artisan Icelandic-inspired espresso bar serve up some of the city’s best coffees, teas, cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches at Hatch.

    Ol Nano Brewery & Bar

    Local craft beers, including those brewed in their own on site ‘nano brewery’, Ol is unique to the city.

    Get Chucked
    Urmston’s hugely popular Get Chucked BBQ and Burger joint bring the best burgers in Manchester to the city centre. Owners Scott Power & Sean Robinson originally started their journey as the team behind the successful hotdog street food trader Dirty Dogs, before opening a permanent site as Get Chucked in Urmston. After a year in their original 26 cover venue, they moved to a bigger two-floor 78 cover site on Flixton Road. At Hatch they’re serving up a menu of 100% freshly-ground, secret-blend beef burgers. They use only the best burger and BBQ cuts around, and everything on the menu is made using the freshest local produce.

    Sicilian brothers Riccardo and Romeo remain at Hatch with their popular arancini operation.
    Specialising in arancini of multiple varieties (with meat, fish and veggie options), juices made
    with Sicilian fruits and cannolis, these brothers are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face
    with their authentic, delicious arancini as well as their passion for Italian and Sicilian food,
    drink and life!

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