Japanese tea and dessert café among new tenants at Circle Square

Circle Square, Manchester

A Japanese tea and dessert café and and Asian skincare store are among the new tenants that have signed up to Circle Square.

The development at the former BBC site is a joint venture between Vita Group and Bruntwood SciTech that has seen the site transformed in to a mixed-use community and is now starting to welcome its first retail and leisure providers.

The new tenants include; Japanese tea and dessert café, Tsujiri, Manchester’s newest chicken restaurant, Bird of Prey, Asian food and skincare store, Momo Cosmetics, and traditional bubble tea shop, Uncle T.

For Tsujiri, this will be its second Manchester site taking a 1,302 sq ft space underneath the Vita Living North tower offering a traditional Japanese sakes, whiskies and matcha beers.

The Tsujiri café will have seating for 28, whilst the Monkey Trio will have a seating for 25.

Bird of Prey is taking a 1,270 sq ft space. A new concept created by The Restaurant Guys, Bird of Prey will be bringing a range of chicken-based dishes made with its special dredging and frying process as well as specialty shakes and homemade sauces.

Momo Cosmetics will be located underneath Vita Living East in a 626 sq ft space. The new retailer is due to bring a wide range of Japanese and Korean skin care products & food and is due to open next month.

Finally, Uncle T, will be bringing a menu of traditional bubble tea with a Manchester-twist. Like Momo Cosmetics it will also reside under Vita Living East in a smaller unit, taking 322sqft.

The four tenants are expected to create a further 20 jobs in the area once they are open.

Chief Operating Officer of Vita Group, Max Bielby said: “Circle Square is quickly becoming a thriving destination in the heart of Manchester with amazing places to live, work and eat.

“Our latest tenant signings are testament to this fantastic community which is going from strength-to-strength.

“We look forward to Bird of Prey, Tsuiri and Momo joining the other great retail and leisure Circle Square has to offer with the likes Trib3, One Home supermarket and Hello Oriental already experiencing great trade.”

Acting agent for Vita Group’s retail and leisure offering is Lyons Thompson Letts Property Consultants.

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