Cutting Room Square saw large groups mingling and boozing over the bank holiday.
After teasing their re-opening just last week, Seven Bro7hers has been forced to re-evaluate their decision to re-open the Ancoats beerhouse, following large groups of people taking to Cutting Room Square – drinking, mingling and trashing the local area. Announcing the news today, the much-loved bar will no longer be launching its ‘takeaway pints’ service, which would have allowed customers to collect draft beer and cans from the Blossom Street premises.
Speaking of the decision, Keith McAvoy of SEVEN BRO7HERS said: “While we were looking forward to start serving again, we do not wish to contribute to the potential spread of coronavirus. We have a responsibility to our Ancoats neighbours to keep them safe and not to become part of the social distancing problems we have seen in cutting room square over the bank holiday.”
Continuing: “When people push the rules of social distancing, they not only put people’s health at risk but they also delay the prospects of bars and restaurants re-opening fully. The longer hospitality is closed, the more at risk businesses are of permanent closure.
“For us we hoped customers would support us by purchasing take-away draft beers and cans, and enjoy them from the comfort of their homes, we don’t wish to contribute to street parties.”
To support their new service, the brewery had developed a new app which would have encouraged social distancing in their bar, with all orders made through their app for collection.