Leaf to open new city centre arts hub in Liverpool Commercial District



As the Liverpool artisans broaden their horizons with new ventures, GetintothisDavid Hall looks ahead to Leaf’s new Old Hall Street venue.

Leaf is to open a third Liverpool venue in the city.

The popular eatery, gig venue and purveyors of loose leaf tea has recently branched out to a Manchester outlet now opens in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district.

Leaf‘s management hopes to open the new venue early in Spring of 2017. It is set to join their portfolio of Leaf-branded properties including the original Leaf on Bold Street and Manchester’s recently-opened Leaf on Portland Street.

These are joined by Liverpool’s waterfront venue Oh Me Oh My looking out upon the Three Graces from Water Street, a tea room, café and function room topped with rooftop space Goodness Gracious.

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Their new Cotton Exchange venue looks to emulate Oh Me Oh My‘s success as a venue for diverse functions and weddings. It has successfully hosted visits from luminaries such Mick Fleetwood, author Irvine Welsh and a Q&A from The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, in promotion of his Tim Book Two autobiography.

The historic Cotton Exchange Building is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling commercial district and opened its doors in 1906. The formerly neoclassicist mainly houses offices, as well several coffee chain outlets, and has recently undergone renovations including a new Leaf venue.

Leaf on Bold Street has slowly and steadily made its name as a successful gig venue, hosting acts as diverse as Teleman, Love Revisited and Savages over the years.

Their new venue is set to boast an outlook from the grand 110-year-old Cotton Exchange Building onto Old Hall Street, but has so far not been confirmed as a gig venue.