The longstanding Headingley favourite brand is now ready for expansion after securing their second location.
Arc Inspirations, the bar and restaurant operator led by Martin Wolstencroft, is to open its second The Box bar in Leeds city centre, following the success of its first site in Headingley.
Following a £1.3m investment, The Box is set to open in the autumn, creating 50 jobs. The new Leeds bar will host 150 covers and span more than 8,000 square feet across two floors and will be located in the financial district at the old 53 Degrees North.
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’ve taken the 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’ll feature a 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.
We brought Nik Lowery in 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 out in the city and complement Manahatta and Banyan, our popular outlets we operate nearby.”
We’ll certainly be watching in anticipation to see if they can recreate the success of their first location!