Manchester restaurant and bar group Mission Mars has announced the opening of its Albert’s Schloss brand in Liverpool, creating 200 jobs as part of a £3million overall investment.
It follows the approval by the City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday (March 1) of its proposal for a site on Bold Street in the city center opposite the busy Central tube station.
The group operates the pizza chain Rudy’s as well as the bars Albert’s Schloss and Albert’s Schenke. It already has two Rudy’s restaurants and an Albert’s Schenke bar in Liverpool.
Mission Mars has won permission to convert a six-story former Radiant House food market on Bold Street into a bar and restaurant, along with two ground-floor retail units included in the transformation of the basement. floor, the ground floor, the mezzanine and part of the first floor areas.
Albert’s Schloss Liverpool will feature the brand’s kitchen serving up Alpine dishes all day and the Beer Palace showcasing the best of European beers.
The site was previously a gas showroom, then an Argos retail unit, which closed in 2014/15, and a food market, which closed in 2019.
Mission Mars Managing Director Roy Ellis said: “This is a beautiful art deco building on Liverpool’s busiest street, and we are delighted to bring it back to life as Albert’s Schloss.
“We designed a beautiful space, restoring a 1,000 square foot glazed atrium while installing a large stage, green room, two large bars, an artisan bakery, a cold beer system and a restaurant that can accommodate more than 500 guests. .
“The first floor will house the Ludwig Tavern, featuring artisan schnapps, a vermouth bar, shuffleboard and other tavern games. Ludwig’s Tavern will be available for private parties and other special events.
He added: “We also have plans for a roof terrace and a large outdoor Biergarten at the rear. As in other cities, Schloss will recruit the best artistic talent available and provide entertainment seven days a week.”
Work will begin soon on the site and the opening is scheduled for the fall.
The Liverpool venue will be the third Albert’s Schloss, following the flagship Albert’s Schloss Manchester, located on the ground floor of Manchester’s historic Albert Hall, and Albert’s Schloss Birmingham, which opened in December 2021 in Chamberlain Square.
Named for Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s beloved husband who championed truth, beauty, freedom and love, Albert’s Schloss celebrates the prince’s values, with a beer palace, a house alpine kitchen and an on-site bakery, producing freshly baked pretzels, donuts, kronuts, cruffins and artisan breads daily.