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Common Is Set To Open A Brand New Pub And Pizza Shop At The New Kampus Site

By Laura Rogan

The popular pub is set to grow further.

Popular Northern Quarter bar Common & Co, which has been a regular haunt for Mancs over the past 15 years, has its sights set on growing the brand much further – with a new pub called the Cornerstone currently in the works.

Forming part of the brand new Kampus development, the new pub will remain at the helm of founders Jonny and Charlotte Heyes with the beloved Nell’s Pizza in tow, providing a cool new hangout in the heart of the Kampus community. Common will set the bar for what’s to come at the cool new city centre neighbourhood as the first operator to sign up.

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Adam Higgins, co-founder at Capital & Centric said: “Kampus is all about the lush green garden and having the best independent food and drink operators in amongst it. Cornerstone will be at the heart of the Kampus community, just like the local pub should be. And if you fancy a bite to eat, you can walk right through to Nell’s to grab a slice of pizza to have with your pint.

“More now so than ever, we really wanted to work with independent Manchester businesses and help them recover from what’s been a pretty crap year. Common were one of the first bars in the Northern Quarter and have become a Manchester institution. They’re going to be setting the tone for what we’re creating at Kampus: independent, laid back and for everyone. And the timing couldn’t be better as people start coming back into the city and life gets back to normal.”

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Jonny Heyes, Common & Co said: “Kampus represents to me a development with a sense of purpose, it kind of knows what it’s about, what it’s for. Lots of developments end up being a bunch of buildings searching for a reason to be, furiously post-rationalising. We got the impression that the vision for Kampus would be something we, as an independent operator could get on board with. It will be a thoughtfully curated selection of independent businesses as part of a neighbourhood ecosystem, which is nice. All it was lacking was a pub (and a pizza shop).”

Visitors can expect Nell’s amazing 22″ NYC-inspired pizzas with slices bigger than your head, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the canal, and “traditional boozer” vibes “re-imagined for the 21st century”. The Cornerstone is set to open this July, with further details expected to be announced over the coming months.

[Featured image: Common]

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