Details of the first of three food and drink outlets at the new Beacon Arts Village in Hoylake have been revealed.
‘Beldi’ will be located in the atrium of the former Town Hall, which is currently undergoing a £3.64 million transformation, and is set to open in coming months.
Named after the Moroccan word meaning traditional, homemade and local, it will serve Eastern Mediterranean and North African cuisine and will be open from early morning until late at night. The operator says it will serve up brunches, lunches and drinks.
Steven Burgess, managing director of Lucky Penny Consultants, said: “The atrium at the back of the building is an amazing space which will be flooded with light and we want to make sure that it is really beautiful and delivers a great dining experience whatever time of day people visit.
“With Beldi we are creating something not currently available in the area, but nonetheless which will complement the other offers in the building, as well as what is already on the high street to boost further Hoylake’s growing appeal.
“At Beldi we will serve authentic Middle Eastern cuisine with a few Anglo touches and we want to take people on journey with the food. We believe that it is food that everyone will enjoy.
“In time, we hope to be able to use produce provided by growers from local allotments in order to keep our spend hyper local, to help us be more self-sufficient, and to engender a genuine sense of community ownership.”
The Beacon will feature a two-screen cinema, a restaurant and a bar and eventually 18 creative studio and retail spaces for artists and makers around a central courtyard. Further announcements on the arts village’s other operations will be made later in the year.
Steven added: “This is an exciting milestone in the project, and we are looking forward to revealing details of Beldi’s neighbouring businesses soon.
“Beldi itself will have multiple entrances, from the main street and through the former fire engine house doors at the side and we will also be encouraging people to arrive from the back in order to access the artists and makers studios, to see them at work and to shop from them.”
The project is creating more than 140 jobs during design, construction and operation and has been paid for through the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.