A ROOFTOP restaurant and champagne bar is in the pipeline for the new John Lewis site in Leeds.
City Buzz understands that John Lewis – the anchor tenant at the £165m Victoria Gate scheme – is looking to take on champagne experts Searcys.
The venue will include a retractable canopy and would sit atop the 255,000sq ft store, which is made up of eight levels.
The people behind the project were staying tight-lipped, but City Buzz understands the wheels are very much in motion for Searcys to come on board.
The company was founded in 1847 by John Searcy – the pastry chef to the Duke of Northumberland.
It now boasts 29 venues, including sites at The Gherkin and St Pancras station in London.
The company even produces its own champagne and wine, and launched ‘National Champagne Week’ in 2010.
A glimpse at their other venues shows they know how to make the most of a beautiful view and we can’t wait to see what’s in store when the company arrives in Leeds.
After a tour of the site last week, we’re pretty excited about this one and look forward to raising a glass when it opens.