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London Developers To Open New NQ Bar

Texture will be a new bar, club, events and fashion space for Lever Street

Written by . Published on September 29th 2014.

London Developers To Open New NQ Bar

THE NORTHERN Quarter is making a name for itself amongst London’s creatives. "It’s a bit like Shoreditch," says East London business manager Kirk Paten, soon to open Northern Quarter's latest bar. "Especially with all the fashion, music and the plethora of indie bars."

We can see where he's coming from, sort of.

"There will be fashion shows but Texture is also a blank canvas that we can completely transform. It's just as much a bar and nightclub."

For this newly-formed London-based bar developer, the Northern Quarter is a perfect fit for new nightlife meets fashion, music and arts venue, Texture.

It’s to offer up a multi-functional space to drink, party, and for local businesses to promote their products in a creative space. However, details remain sparse and the new project is cloaked in mystery, even with a November opening soon approaching.

Paten, Texture's manager, is keeping cards close to his chest. Confidential can confirm, however, that Texture will be located on Lever Street, by The Hive building - home to Pie & Ale.

Texture %282%29Texture building, Lever Street

“It’s not a basement venue," says Paten. "When we were looking at spaces we didn’t want to follow the current trend of some other Northern Quarter bars. There’s a lot of natural light and it's an airy environment."

Texture is expected to provide an alternative party experience to other bars in the area, and we're fairly certain the new venue will not be fashioning itself as a Tiki-bar or speakeasy.

Texture FashionTexture will host fashion shows

Paten suggests the space will be much more than a drinking den. "It’s a space which creative companies can use and there'll be fashion shows here too. We want Texture to be a blank canvas that we can completely transform," he explains.

"It'll be just as much a bar as a nightclub. There'll be high quality cocktails on offer and we'll be introducing Japanese Kangen water - it's considered a hangover cure - we'll add Kangen ice-cubes to each drink," Paten continues. "We'll have many more innovative ideas like this after opening."

Towing the Northern Quarter line, Paten says you're unlikely to hear any mainstream radio hits in Texture. "There'll be a credible music offering," he says. "If you want to pop a bottle and listen to Rihanna, go to Spinningfields. At Texture you can still pop a bottle while listening to credible music, delivered without pretension."

Keep your eyes peeled for this one. By the way, you'll probably need something new to wear.


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12 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

rinkydinkSeptember 29th 2014.


AnonymousSeptember 29th 2014.

London developer? What is credible music, delivered without pretention? Paten does know this is Manchester doesn't he?

AnonymousSeptember 29th 2014.

Eek! The Southern run NQ businesses are going to be ***ting themselves now 'London' has arrived. They're even bringing their own 'credible music' with them. That'll show Manchester eh?

AnonymousSeptember 30th 2014.

...'pop' a bottle? Strange man.

Poster BoySeptember 30th 2014.

It's just a bar. Simple as.

2 Responses: Reply To This...
Karl WheatSeptember 30th 2014.

I think it's actually going to be a club as well.

Poster BoySeptember 30th 2014.

Same difference. These days.

AnonymousSeptember 30th 2014.

No pretention with the music but we have ice cubes all the way from Japan...

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AnonymousSeptember 30th 2014.

Sounds like a PR stunt from an episode of Ab' Fab'.

SteamySeptember 30th 2014.

They have Japanese ice cubes? You try and keep me away.

AnonymousSeptember 30th 2014.

Fab darling!

AnonymousOctober 1st 2014.

Finally an events space that sells Japanese water.

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