NWTC unveils new brand, site to open in 2023

By Gary Lloyd

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Future is bright: New Light will showcase local artists at its Chester home in the new year
Future is bright: New Light will showcase local artists at its Chester home in the new year

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New World Trading Company (NWTC) has launched a new bar-restaurant concept called North Light with a site set to open early in the new year.

North Light has been inspired by the city of Chester and has come to fruition following strong revenue and profit growth by the group.

NWTC said the site aims to support the local community, shine a light on up-and-coming artists and champion Chester’s history and creative scene.

Eight brands, 35 sites

The concept from NWTC, which operates 35 bars and restaurants across the country under its eight brands of The Botanist, The Florist, The Club House, The Oast House, The Canal House, The Trading House, The Smugglers Cove and The Furnace, will replace The Florist, which was expected to open in the city.

North Light plans to give emerging regional artists the chance to showcase their work throughout the venue, providing a platform for local talent.

Food-wise, North Light, which takes its name “from the optimal light for creativity” and the history of the Northgate area of the city, the site will offer modern dishes and small plates developed by in-house chefs plus hand-crafted cocktails.

Support artistic sector

North Light chief operating officer Natasha Waterfield said: “Chester is home to a fantastic creative movement and some amazing, unique arts and leisure concepts. Our aim with North Light is to support this forward-thinking sector and deeply connect with residents, offering a new and modern space where all are welcome.

“Supporting the local community and the talented rising artists of the city is so important to us and we can’t wait to open our doors next year and be a part of the city’s exciting future.”

North Light will occupy an 8,600sq ft space in the Coachworks Arcade element of the scheme fronting Northgate Street and the new public Exchange Square at the heart of the Northgate development.

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