Grand ceiling feature revealed during renovation works on Warrington’s new upmarket bar


BUILDERS have uncovered an original ceiling feature dating back to the 1990s during renovation works on Warrington’s new upmarket bar The Grand, which is on schedule for completion in May.

The builders uncovered the original ceiling structure From the previous Big Bar from the late 1990s and the new owners have decided to bring the feature back to life!
Meanwhile, the scaffolding is down now and the former Co-op building is now illuminated at night.
Work is ongoing with the ground floor front still to be painted and frames repaired.

The former Co-op building next door to The Academy had been empty and falling into disrepair since the closure of the Fusion Sports Bar and nightclub pre the pandemic.
Local bar owners Mike Mason, who owns PJs, The Institution and Hop & Co and James Glover who owns the Hideout and Block One, have teamed up on a joint venture called The Grand, which they hope will be open by June, subject to lockdown restrictions, following their initial £250,000 renovation. Work is currently on schedule to be completed by May.
Another feature is two huge beer tanks which will be on full view after being installed in the ceiling which will deliver a fresh crisp cold pint pumped in direct from the brewer into the glass for an unbeatable craft offering. The product will be revealed soon.
The aim is to create an upmarket cocktail and wine bar, with future plans for a restaurant on the 1st floor and a rooftop terrace.
Mike said: “Work is going well and the building looks fantastic when it is lit up at night. Our aim is to bring an upmarket bar to Bridge Street to help compliment our other businesses in the town centre.”

Work progressing well at The Grand as huge beer tanks installed in the roof!


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