Saturday, July 08, 2006

Love returns to the Northern Quarter


You heard it here first: Love Saves The Day is coming back to the Northern Quarter. In a few weeks, they'll be serving up tasty treats every day at Vox Pop records on Thomas Street.

As my friend said yesterday, before they set up shop on Tib Street you only ventured North of Piccadilly "to buy drugs or get twatted." Chris and Beckie Joyce brought baristas and bagels into the 'hood, and the ensuing gentrification helped transform it into the playland for young professionals with silly hair that we know and love today.

Some financial difficulties led to them shuttering the Oldham Street and Deansgate delis several months ago. Deansgate has since reopened, but Oldham Street is now occupied by a vintage clothing shop. Now, they're going to be operating a concession inside the funky record shop that's backed by that tea-loving Manc DJ. It's just going to be coffee and sarnies, but at least that's one more place in Manchester to buy good coffee and sarnies.

(Isn't this a cool picture? It's from anti-limited, who have a pretty impressive collection of 360 degree panoramic photos/quicktime movies of your favourite Manchester landmarks on their site.)

5 comments:

jonathan said...

It will be great to have them back even in this diminished form.. the Northern Quarter is not the same without Love Saves The Day. I remember when we bought some curious Czechoslovakian confectionary there on a whim, and subsequently tried to palm it off on the neigbbourhood kids at Hallowe'en (it was the year Trick or Treat came to Levenshulme)... with limited success. 'Have yous not got any normal sweets', they plaintively enquired. The next year we got some Milky Ways in.

yankunian said...

Hmm... wasn't the chocolate covered plums, was it? They're good, but definitely for the grown-up palate. And not a patch on milky ways...

jonathan said...

Yes that's exactly what they were! I had no idea they were such a Northern Quarter staple...

Hey by the way didn't I see mention on these pages a while back of a mooted second Manchester blogmeet in July? Can't see any recent update- what's the latest?? (am thinking maybe lots of people are out of town, I might be some weekends meself but would be interested to know any plans...)

c&v said...

as a former employee of lstd and veteran of the chocolate plums, i can't tell you how much i miss the plums, the place and the coffee - where else would you get free attitude with your latte?

yankunian said...

Jonathan, a blogmeet is in the works but it may have been pushed to early august... like maybe Saturday Aug 11. It's later on, but we'll get our own private, wireless-equipped space, with all manner of food and bevvies available to buy... I'll post more about this tomorrow.