The former Kro Heaton Moor in Stockport will open as a new cocktail bar and restaurant after being bought by the owners of several Manchester venues.
The site on the corner of Heaton Moor Road and Shaw Road will become a new branch of Tusk after being bought by Mark Andrew Developments, which owns the bar of the same name in the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre.
Building work is already well under way, and Tusk Heaton Moor could be open in time for the August Bank Holiday.
Full details are still under wraps, but bosses have promised the new site will be ‘contemporary and cool, with a focus on delicious cocktails and modern cuisine’.
The new owners also said ‘we’ll be a different concept to our Northern Quarter sibling Tusk Bar with a bigger focus on food, but we’ll definitely be serving up delicious cocktails like they do’.
The group also owns Walrus in High Street, as well as Rosylee, Hula and The Fitzgerald in Stevenson Square, Infamous Diner just off Shudehill, and Hula and Chalk in Didsbury.
Mark Andrew, managing director at MAD Ltd says: “I’ve lived in Heaton Moor for the last 23 years, so to be able to bring our latest food and drink concept here is very exciting for me personally, and for the rest of the team who have a lot of love for the area.
“As well as a fresh new look, we can promise residents a good dose of our MAD flair, with inventive cocktails, quality food and a range of food, drink and music-lead events.”
The Tusk website says it is ‘the perfect stop for after-work drinks, a cozy evening with friends or the start to a big night on the town. Our delicious cocktails are crafted with care and attention to detail, using our own in-house infusions and blends, which are meticulously made to ensure that you experience a drink like no other’.
Food includes pizzas and burgers, as well as chicken wings, nachos and pulled pork.
The group already has links to the area as Infamous Diner sponsors the mini and junior section of Heaton Moor Rugby Club.
Kro announced it will close its Heaton Moor bar last week, but still owns the original bar on Oxford Road in Manchester.