Leaf Bar & Restaurant Plan Old Hall St Opening

THE award-winning team behind Liverpool venues Leaf and Oh Me Oh My is planning to open a third site in the heart of the city’s commercial district. The brand new landmark space will be located at the front of Cotton House and will include a bar, restaurant and events space as well as a large outdoor seating area facing directly on to Old Hall Street. Bruntwood, which owns Cotton House, is already in the process of refurbishing and soundproofing the 6,616 sq ft former office space, which was previously home to recruitment firm Rullion, and the fit-out is expected to be complete in Spring next year. No name has yet been given to the new venue, but it is expected to feature elements of the hugely successful Leaf on Bold Street and Oh Me Oh My, which is based at West Africa House and has become especially popular for weddings and other functions. Colin Forshaw, head of property at Bruntwood, said: “Natalie and her team have done amazing things with Leaf and Oh Me Oh My and once again they’ve been able to identify a gap in the market and an ideal location for what they offer. “Their planned arrival is a really exciting addition to Cotton House and complements perfectly the work we’ve done over the last few years to enhance the entire Cotton Quarter.  The commercial district is growing its leisure economy and it’s crucial that we keep giving people more reasons to spend time here beyond the working day.” Natalie Haywood, managing director at Leaf, said: “We are delighted to be working with Bruntwood again on another beautiful and historic space. We’re really excited about joining the community at the Cotton Exchange and look forward to launching our newest food and drink offer in Spring 2017.”