From Yorkshire Business Daily.
The Piece Hall has announced the first nine companies that will be open for business when it reopens on 1 August.
It includes a retail and leisure mix of independent new start-ups, expanding local businesses and returning tenants, kickstarting an enterprising new chapter for the sole surviving Georgian former cloth hall.
A rising star from the region’s hospitality industry will head up one of the new food and drink businesses. Justin Thomas who cut his teeth at celebrated Leeds institutions ‘Friends of Ham’, where he was head of food development and Kendall’s Bistro (head chef) has also chosen The Piece Hall to locate his new venture.
Located on the lower ‘Arcade’ level and occupying 1,060 sq ft Thomas’s restaurant, which is yet to be named, will offer ‘modern comfort food’ from morning to night from a menu that reflects the best of British seasonal and artisan produce.
Launching at The Piece Hall will be three new leisure and retail start-ups. The Escaporium will be the first local interpretation of a globally popular concept. Founded by Angela Nicholls and Mark Wood the Halifax-themed live escape room will occupy a unit of 882 sq ft on ‘Colonnade’ level.
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