Arc Inspirations invests £1.8m in new Manchester site

By Nikkie Sutton

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Proud: Arc Inspirations CEO Martin Wolstencroft hailed the Deansgate location as "prestigious"
Proud: Arc Inspirations CEO Martin Wolstencroft hailed the Deansgate location as "prestigious"
Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has launched its New York-inspired bar brand Manahatta in Manchester, following a £1.8m investment.

The site will house a 230-cover 800-sq ft-plus bar and restaurant in the Grade II-listed Royal London House on Deansgate.

It is scheduled to open this summer and will create 60 full and part-time jobs for the local area.

Extensive food offer

Arc Inspirations brands:

  • Banyan Bar & Kitchen
  • Manahatta
  • The Pit
  • Arc
  • The Box

Alongside an impressive drinks offer, the site will have an extensive food menu, including an all-day American-style brunch, available seven days a week, until 4pm.

The new opening follows a year of record-breaking results​ for the business and the launch of two new sites.

Arc reported record financial results as its total sales rose by 18% last year to £22.5m. The company’s earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) also rose, by 88% to £2.6m, as part of its growth plan.

The new Manahatta in Manchester joins its sister brand Banyan in the city. 

Prestigious location

Arc Inspirations CEO Martin Wolstencroft lauded the new opening. saying: “I’m extremely proud to be developing the Manahatta brand and to make our Manahatta mark in the beautiful city of Manchester.

“The prestigious Deansgate location is a fantastic setting and will complement our existing Banyan venue perfectly.

“Our £1.8m investment in creating this site reinforces our offering and reassures customers of its quality. The expansion cements our reputation as pioneers of innovatiive dining and drinking experiences in the north of England, and I am confident we can offer the people of Manchester something different, glamourous and a fantastic experience every time they visit an Arc Inspirations site.”

  • Arc Inspirations are part of The Morning Advertiser​'s MA500 business club, which is open to multi-site pub operators. Three nationwide events take place every year including business-focused presentations followed by an evening's networking study tour. The next meeting is on 8 February in Cambridge. To register your interest, email rachel.ward@wrbm.com​. 

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