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MEPC Raises a Glass with Leeds’ Hoist House

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(L2R – brothers, Geoff and Nick Thornton of Hoist House)

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has today announced Hoist House as the latest occupier to join the Wellington Place community.

Set to open at 4pm this Thursday, 12th December, Hoist House will be the latest occupier to open at Leed’s Wellington Place development, taking 2,784 sq. ft. of prime retail space on the ground floor of 5 Wellington Place, positioned on the corner of Whitehall Road and Northern Street.

Open 10am until 10pm, Monday to Saturday, Hoist House will serve carefully sourced local ales, craft beers and lagers, plus an extensive non-alcoholic drink offering. The venue will also be launching its dining offer in early 2020, welcoming Little Bao Boy which will serve up a delicious selection of Asian street food.

Owner, Geoff Thornton, has lived and worked in Leeds for over 20 years and brings with him extensive hospitality management experience, having owned some of the best independent venues in the city, including Buca di Pizza, Epernay, The Pour House and Atlas. Speaking of his new venture, Thornton said: “My latest venture is all about going back to the heart of what a pub offers its community – a great selection of drinks, tasty bites to enjoy with friends and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. We’ve set out the venue to put the bar at the heart of the space, surrounded by occasional furniture, comfortable sofas and, when the warmer weather returns, an outside seating area.”

Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC, added: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Hoist House as the newest retailer to Wellington Place. We’ve had a fantastic few years of retailer openings with Mad Frans, Sainsburys and Caffe Nero, plus we’ve seen the continued success of Veeno, Sociable Folk and The Good Luck Club. Collectively, these are helping Wellington Place to become a go-to destination for fantastic food and drink in the heart of Leeds Business District. We wish the team at Hoist House every success in the opening this week and we’re looking forward to seeing the venue become an integral part of the ever-growing community here at Wellington Place.”

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