Ian Pitts who owns Imperial Bar & Terrace, Cork & Dough, The Secret Garden, The Church, The Wine Bar and The Yard, is the person behind this exciting new decelopment.
The planning application states “It is proposed to convert the previous public convenience into Imperial Quarter by refurbishing the existing ground floor and creatinga first floor for seating. There will be outdoor seating to the frontage which has been applied for in a separate licensing application. The ground floor will be the home for 6 independently run high quality local street food operators and will work alongside the client’s other bars and restaurants. Part of the unit will be converted into an ancillary ice cream shop, together they will create approximately 20 new jobs.”
“This local street food and bar business model hasbeen successfully operating in cities around the UK over the past few years, attracting a wide demographic. Imperial Quarter is a smaller scale version suited to St Helens and is likely to prove a highly desirable locationfor the locals and will attract people from neighbouring cities.”
“There is the potential to provide a lunch time service in association with St Helens College, but Imperial Quarter’s opening times will predominately be: Thursday, Friday = 4pm to 10.30pm. Saturday = Midday to 10.30pm and Sunday = Midday to 9pm”
You can view the full planning application here > https://publicaccess.sthelens.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QGHSH2PE02J00