General stores – behind Ancoats General Store, Stretford Foodhall and many more – will open new locations in Sale and Northwich.
Sale Foodhall will house an ever-growing roster of independent street food traders, as well as a retail space.
The large 5,500 square foot site at Stanley Square Shopping Center will accommodate 150 diners in its food and beverage space, as well as an outdoor patio.
It will replace General Stores’ existing business in Sale, the Groceries and Beer convenience store located just around the corner from the new business.
The Foodhall concept was a resounding success at Stretford, receiving rave reviews from MEN when it opened in 2019.
General stores are also gearing up for an expansion in Cheshire later in the year, with a 9,000 square foot unit in downtown Northwich that will include a rooftop terrace.
There will be space for rotating food vendors, bars serving local craft beers and wines, a cafe and bakery, as well as retail space at both sites.
Shoppers can purchase daily essentials at general store locations, as well as craft alcohol, locally baked goodies, and use eco-friendly charging stations.
These latest openings follow a busy year for the company, which recently launched Deansgate Square, and will soon open locations in Kampus in the city center and Kampus in the city center.
Mital Morar, Founder of Store Retail Group said: “This is a really exciting time for us as we announce our second and third Foodhalls.
“It’s been a long time coming because, like everyone else, we’ve fought against COVID over the past year, so we’re extremely happy that the plan is now taking shape.
“We have made Sale our home for the past eighteen months, and as we grow and root even more in the city, we look forward to celebrating an exciting new chapter with the community.
“Northwich is also a really exciting place for us, coming out of Manchester for the first time is a big deal for our brand and we are looking forward to the challenge.
“Location is really important to us – we want to be able to create our own community in Northwich.
“People challenged us when we chose Stretford for our first Foodhall, but it turned out amazing to both our brand and the locals. Our places are not just places to eat and drink, they are community spaces designed to engage those who live and work around.
“We want to revitalize our city centers, build spaces that defend local businesses and make everyone feel welcome. “
Local independent businesses welcome to contact general stores to stock products or make a pitch to food vendors – email [email protected]
The new sales site will also create ten new jobs – vacancies are posted on store-group.co.uk/careers.
Sale Foodhall will open this summer.