Arc Inspirations announces second ‘The Box’ site in home city

By Nikkie Sutton

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Offer variety: Arc CEO Martin Wolstencroft said the site will feature a range of drinks plus Mexican street food
Offer variety: Arc CEO Martin Wolstencroft said the site will feature a range of drinks plus Mexican street food
Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has announced its second The Box concept bar in the city centre, following the success of its first site in Headingley.

Following a £1.3m investment, the site is due to open its doors this autumn, creating 50 full and part-time jobs for the local area.

The new bar will host 150 covers and span more than 8,000sq ft across two floors, and will be situated in the financial district.

Successful concept

Arc Inspirations CEO Martin Wolstencroft said: “We are thrilled to announce the evolution of our long-standing and most successful concept, The Box.

“Looking to Leeds city centre for the second location, we have taken elements our customers love about what we do and worked to broaden its appeal beyond a place as a firm favourite for students to an inner city local for day and nights out, for residents, workers and visitors to the city.

“We will feature an amazing range of craft beers, draught cocktails, accompanied by authentic Mexican street food, experiential games and live sport screens.

“A unique screening and taproom will provide a great space for private gatherings or corporate events."

Quick turnaround

He added: “We brought Nik Lowery on as our new property director in February and this is his first acquisition for us and with a quick turnaround.

“He saw the success of our Headingley venue and increased demand for the brand and seized an opportunity to branch The Box out across the north of England.

“The brand will add another great choice of where to go in the city and complement Manahatta and Banyan – outlets we run nearby.”

  • Arc Inspirations is a member 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 24 May in Cardiff. To register your interest, email enpury.jneq@jeoz.pbz​​. ​

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