Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

SecondCity Sports Bar to Expand

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

SecondCity Sports Bar to Expand

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ANCOATS bar SecondCity has announced plans to nearly double in size as the neighbourhood's food and drink scene blooms around it.

The venue, which is based on Blossom Street with a terrace on Cutting Room Square, is expanding into the Mexica unit next door in September.

Owner Sam Janes, who opened SecondCity last summer, said: "We've been getting busier and with the area coming up there were a few other places interested in it so I snapped it up.

"When there's football playing we're constantly having to knock people back so this will give us much more space."

The reinvented sports bar is styled on an old-school gymnasium - the bar itself is made from a gymnasium floor - and decorated with baseball, basketball and boxing murals by street artist Russell Meehan, AKA Mural Life.

More comfy seating made from upcycled gym furniture will be going in as part of the expansion, which will also see the entrance moved. …

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