Set across two floors, the new 3500 sq ft store is located on the ground floor of the recently completed Lightbox development.
The corner shop with a difference, General Store is a place where every day items from big brands sit happily next to craft and artisan produce from local makers.
Alongside essentials like baked beans and loo roll, customers will be able to browse products from brilliant independent brands, like Nell’s bake at home pizzas and award-winning pies from Great North Pie Co.
The shop also has refill stations, where customers can bring their own containers to fill up with grains, nuts and other dried goods, as well as laundry detergent, washing up liquid and other household essentials.
There is an on-site coffee counter serving Ancoats Coffee, juices, smoothies and cold brews, and visitors can enjoy dishes from a rotating selection of street food traders.
Plus, there will be freshly baked goods delivered regularly from local suppliers, such as Italian pastries and cakes from Lupo Caffe Italiano and Portuguese custard tarts from Just Natas.
Outdoor seating for up to 30 covers will be opening soon after the launch.
On the first floor mezzanine space, there is an ‘alcohol emporium’ with a tasting area for hosting small beer tastings with local brewers and other tasting events.
Mital Morar, Founder of Store Retail Group said:
“I’m really excited to serve the unique and diverse community at MediaCityUK. It is an amazing place and we’re looking forward to bringing something new to the area. It feels like a really special opportunity to be able to expand the business at such an exciting destination and to be so central to it.
“General Store MediaCityUK will be all about keeping things fresh – it’s a brand-new design for the store, it’s going to look brilliant – and also we’re very much about keeping the offer different and ever-changing too. We see this as an exciting step on our growth journey, as we continue to develop our brand, and we can’t wait to welcome customers to MediaCityUK”
General Store in MediaCityUK is the fourth store in Greater Manchester for Store Retail Group which opened Ancoats General Store in 2017, and has since opened the Foodhall in Stretford and Groceries and Beer in Sale.
It has also been announced that a General Store will be opening at Deansgate Square this summer and the General Stores Instagram page suggests further upcoming stores in Salford, Moss Side and Castlefield.
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