New ventures springing up on city centre street

Plans to turn a Victorian listed building in North Parade into a new bar called The Beerhouse have been
given the go-ahead.

Bradford Council has granted planning permission to change the ground floor of the Table Décor furnishing shop into the new craft beer pub, which will also offer traditional food. Work on the conversion will start in January, with the
venue due to open at the end of February, creating about 30 new jobs.

The couple behind the Beerhouse scheme are Jas Bhatt and Kathy O’Brien, owners of The Boathouse Inn in Saltaire.

It is one of a number of new ventures springing up in North Parade and the surrounding area making it a more attractive area to shop, catch a bite to eat or a drink after work.

The Record Cafe – a charcuterie deli, real ale and craft beer cafe and vinyl record shop – opened in the street last month, and there are also plans for an independent micro-cinema.

Meanwhile, around the corner contractors have started transforming the historic Shaw’s Moisture Metres factory, off Westgate, into Bradford Brewery and Brewfactory.

Last month saw Forks café open on North Parade, adding to the existing bars such as The Sparrow, The City Gent and Al’s Dime Bar.

Source:  Telegraph & Argus

Written on 18th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, News