Roxy Ball Room eyes old BHS café for second Liverpool venue

Roxy Ball Room could be opening its second Liverpool venue in the old BHS café featuring mini golf and ten-pin bowling.

The bar chain has submitted an application for a premises licence for 16,000 sq ft of gaming spilt over two floors on Rainford Square.

Subject to approval, the new venue would boast a nine-hole mini golf course, shuffleboard, ping pong, pool, retro arcade gaming and four full-size bowling lanes.

Joel Mitchell, brand development manager of Roxy Ball Room, says: “Roxy Ball Room was founded in a rebellious spirit, going against the norms of what was around us, and I think Liverpool has that same outlook. It’s safe to say that we have fallen in love with the city.

“The existing site on Hanover Street is nearly full for December in terms of advance bookings, therefore, we are confident there is capacity in Liverpool for a second Roxy Ball Room.”

Matt Jones, managing director of the bar chain, adds: “Liverpool is a fantastic city and when the opportunity presented itself to take on the beautiful brick and glass building in Rainford Square we grabbed it with both hands.

“Our existing site in Liverpool ONE has really been embraced by the locals who have made it the go-to place for a fun, different night out.

“We are confident we will compliment and also add something different to the Cavern Quarter in terms of social dynamics, including a strong emphasis on rock and indie music that we already feature in our Roxy venues.”

Roxy Ball Room’s second Liverpool venue is due to open in spring 2019.

Liverpool’s BHS on Lord Street closed its doors for the final time in the summer of 2016 after its parent company went into administration.

A new tenant – H&M – is currently fitting out the interior of the main store.

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