Liverpool is set to get a taste of the USA after developer Merepark secured a new letting at the £160 million Central Village scheme.
Coast to Coast is an exciting new American restaurant and bar specialising in all American favourites. It is the latest project by The Restaurant Group – owners of the 200-strong Frankie & Benny’s chain.
Coast To Coast takes its inspiration from Route 50, the 3,000-mile highway which runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific across the USA. It takes in more than a dozen states – something which is reflected in the menu with authentic Chicago style pizzas, seafood, steaks, sizzling fajitas and wraps.
The new brand launched last year when the first restaurant opened in Brighton, and the owners have decided to bring the already successful chain to Liverpool after opening its second outlet in Newcastle this year.
Coast to Coast has taken 5005 sq. ft. on the development’s Boardwalk level, opposite the water feature off Newington Square.
It will sit alongside the six-screen, 3D capability Odeon cinema with modern digital technology which will be built as part of the Boardwalk phase of development.
Central Village will extend Liverpool’s retail and leisure core with three new hotels, offices, as well as retail outlets, restaurants, bars, cafes, a new public car park and extensive landscaped public spaces. The refurbishment of the Lewis’s building, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is a key part of the scheme.
Neal Hunter, associate director at Merepark, said: “Central Village is progressing really well, and we are still seeing strong interest from the retail and leisure sector around the development. There is very little being delivered on this scale at the moment, not only in Liverpool, but across the UK – a fact which is attracting many businesses to consider Liverpool as their next move above other major UK cities.”
A Coast to Coast spokesperson said: “We are really excited about introducing Coast to Coast to the residents of Liverpool, and the city’s numerous visitors, who we’re confident will love the authentic American dining experience on offer. With a delicious menu and relaxed vibe, we expect to be packed all year round. We hope local residents will come along and check it out for themselves.”
Central Village is expected to contribute £100 million to the city’s economy when it is complete and will create approximately 3,000 jobs.
Savills and CBRE are advising on the leisure offering for Merepark.