A new coffee shop and cocktail bar is heading to Crosby Village’s recently refurbished Glenn Buildings South.
Former ‘The Apprentice’ contestant Kurt Wilson and Harry Marquart, who are behind Liverpool sushi bar Izakaya, and Jack Doran who previously managed The Alchemist are setting up the forthcoming venture.
Named Frankie’s in memory of Jack’s father, the venue promises bagels, sandwiches and light bites as well as an extensive cocktail menu.
The businessmen have signed a 10-year lease with site owner St. Modwen, which began the redevelopment of the Glenn Buildings and the construction of 10 Moor Lane in June 2017 after securing permission from Sefton Council for a retail, leisure and office scheme.
Alastair Budd, director of asset management in the North for St. Modwen, says: “Frankie’s will be an excellent addition to Crosby Village and we are pleased to be providing quality premises for another independent local business.
“We have made a significant investment into the village and the fact that another business has chosen Crosby for its first site outside of the city centre is testament to the improvements that are being made.”
Kurt adds: “We’re really excited to be opening Frankie’s in Crosby and we’re positive it will be a huge success. I’m Crosby born and bred, and when I heard about the regeneration plans for the area I had to get involved.
“Crosby is a great place with a beautiful beach that attracts people to the area, but it has been lacking in decent restaurants and bars for some time. It’s great to see this is now changing.”
Frankie’s is due to open this summer.