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Manchester Restaurant Institution Sold

28 February 2020

Sale of Manchester Restaurant

One of the great parts of commercial business sales is that we help shape an area’s culinary landscape. We have just completed the sale of Solita restaurant duo in Manchester City Centre and Didsbury Village.

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Solita Restaurants

Our client Mr. Simon Pogson had owned the site in Manchester’s Northern Quarter since 2012 and the Didsbury site since 2014. In the 8 years that followed their first opening, they built a very loyal band of followers. Dishes such as the ‘Big Manc’ and ‘Manchattan’ endeared the brand to the whole city. Following the sale of the restaurants in Manchester and Didsbury, we would like to wish Simon all the best with all future endeavors.

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New Owners

Hull’s event and restaurant company ‘Shoot The Bull‘ have taken over from Mr. Pogson. Solita will continue to trade as is following the sale of the Manchester restaurants. Chris Harrison (CEO of Shoot The Bull) will look to introduce more Wagyu beef offerings to the menu. We would like to wish the new owner all the best with all future endeavors.

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Our History in Manchester

Harvey Silver Hodgkinson have overseen countless sales of restaurants in Manchester City Centre and Didsbury. For example, we recently completed the sale of Bana Hills on Portland Street now trading as Koh Chang Thai restaurant. Moreover, we completed the sale of La Bandera Street Food, 1847, Bollywood Masala, Biryani Hut, and many others. On top of this in Didsbury, we have brokered the sale of Nueve on Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury Lounge which is now trading as Korean restaurant OK Kitchen among many others. You can find all of our recently sold businesses by clicking here.

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Didsbury Lounge Sold in 2017

Looking To Buy

If you are looking to buy a restaurant in Manchester please visit our website by clicking here. Likewise, you can speak to one of our trained advisers on 0161 233 9090 if you prefer to speak with a person.

Looking To Sell

If you are looking to sell your restaurant in Manchester please visit our selling page here. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our brokers on 0161 233 9090 for a fully confidential discussion.


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