One of the first independent businesses to open in the redeveloped Stanley Square, Sale Foodhall, has today announced a shock closure. Sale Foodhall has been home to food traders such as Hanoi 75, What’s Your Beef, Waffle Kart and Oh My Cheesecake, to name a few, however the venue will be closing its doors this April.
Sale Foodhall is part of the Store Group, which also operates Ancoats General Store, Stretford Food Hall, and Deansgate Square General Store. In a statement today, Foodhalls said the Sale venue has said after “facing unprecedented cost increases over the last 12 months”, they are unable to “keep the business moving forward sustainably”.
Announcing the closure on social media, Sale Foodhall said: “We share this news with a heavy heart. It is really tough at the moment for hospitality businesses, independent businesses, retailers, makers – everyone really! We know that you, our guests and followers, are feeling it too and we’re sorry that we couldn’t keep serving you in Sale.”
“As one of the first independent businesses to arrive in Stanley Square, it’s been wonderful to be a part of the journey of the town so far. We have become so invested – it’s tough to let it go but we have not been able to find a way forward. Rising costs, especially in terms of power, have proved insurmountable for us here in Sale. We take with us warm memories of Groceries & Beer and witnessing the transformation of the mall!”
The Foodhall replaced the ‘Groceries and Beer’ unit already operated by the Store Group in 2019, to create a bigger 5,500 sq ft food, drink & retail destination at Stanley Square. The food, drink and retail development in Sale is also home to spots Blanchflower, Greens, Roti, Sud and Zumuku Sushi.
The Trafford food hall will continue to trade up to and including April 2 and Stretford Food Hall will remain open.