TV stars to launch new Merseyside coffee shop and cocktail bar

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A former contestant from the 2014 series of The Apprentice and an Irish Masterchef winner are launching a new coffee shop and cocktail bar in Crosby, Merseyside, on the back of St. Modwen’s multimillion-pound investment in the area.

The new venue will be based at the newly refurbished Glenn Buildings South, with the duo having signed a ten-year lease. It will serve bagels, sandwiches and light bites, and have an extensive cocktail menu.

Kurt Wilson and Harry Marquart will be opening their latest venture ‘Frankie’s’ in the summer, with the team also including Jack Doran, former manager of The Alchemist in Liverpool – who also owns Japanese sushi bar Izakaya.

Kurt Wilson commented: “We’re really excited to be opening Frankie’s in Crosby and we’re positive it will be a huge success. I’m Crosby born and bred, and when I heard about the regeneration plans for the area I had to get involved.

“Crosby is a great place with a beautiful beach that attracts people to the area, but it has been lacking in decent restaurants and bars for some time. It’s great to see this is now changing.”

St. Modwen started on the redevelopment of the Glenn Buildings and the construction of 10 Moor Lane in June 2017 after acquiring the site and securing planning approval from Sefton Council.

Alastair Budd, Director of Asset Management – North for St. Modwen, added: “Frankie’s will be an excellent addition to Crosby Village and we are pleased to be providing quality premises for another independent, local business. We have made a significant investment into the village and the fact that another business has chosen Crosby for their first site outside of the city centre is testament to the improvements that are being made.”