Food, drink and retail neighbourhood, Hatch, is set to reopen its doors on Wednesday 2nd December for independent Christmas shopping, haircuts, and take away street food. The destination will be open from Tuesday – Saturday 12-8pm.
In line with Tier 3 restrictions Hatch will be bringing an alternative festive shopping experience to the city centre with all of the neighbourhood’s excellent local and independent businesses opening their doors just in time for Christmas. The site has been transformed from urban summer escape to cosy winter wonder-village and offers a unique, twinkly and festive shopping experience nestled underneath the Mancunian Way .

HATCH decorated for Christmas
Hatch’s friendly neighbourhood grooming salons - Portland Barbers and Industry will also be open to take care of that all-important post-lockdown, pre-Christmas haircut. Independent street food will be on the menu too with a slimmed down, tier 3 collection of traders opening for takeaway. This includes inventive sandwiches by Ate Days a Week, Asian street food by Fuku, fabulous takeaway wine by Vin-Yard, Sicilian street food by Tarricrii, vegan dishes from Herbivorous, Vietnamese street food from Hanoi 75 and Cyprian cuisine from Mezze. Takeaway food can be ordered and collected here:

The rest of the Hatch crew are gearing up to be back after the next tier review when it is hoped that the whole destination will reopen with the full Hatch experience.

As Manchester strives to get Christmas back on track, the Hatch teams are encouraging everyone to shop local this festive season, rewarding loved ones with something unique and extra special under the tree and supporting local businesses at the same time.

With Small Business Saturday coming up this weekend (Saturday 5th December) Hatch will be rewarding customers shopping from any of their indie traders by handing out Hatch gift vouchers as spot prizes. The vouchers will be assigned totally at random throughout the course of the day and there’ll be £100 worth given away. All shoppers need to do to be in with a chance of winning a voucher is to buy local and independent at Hatch on Saturday!

To give a more distinctive and considered gift this year head to Hatch for a Christmas shopping experience like no other…

Retailers Open
Suzy Loves Milo - find a one of a kind, upcycled piece from the king of vintage, Suzy Loves Milo. Something completely original for your festive wardrobe or the fashionista in your life.

O’Donnell Moonshine – Forget the same old supermarket spirits, this Christmas calls for something totally unique (and stronger). O’Donnell Moonshine make handcrafted spirits and liqueurs and serve in bespoke packaging. Inspired by the infamous spirits from the Prohibition period, you’ll find mini mason jars of sticky toffee, wild berry and bitter rose moonshines. You can mix and match creating your own boozy selection box to go under the tree. Genius! And only at Hatch.

Sneaker Pharm – give the gift of ‘like new’ trainers with a Sneaker Pharm gift voucher. At Hatch’s trainer boutique you can bring your old kicks in and Vinny and his team will restore them to their former glory. An absolute winner of a gift for the sneaker lover in your life.

Nordic Muse – The Nordic own-brand lifestyle collective has been at Hatch since the beginning and have established a huge following via their incredibly high value, high quality, beautifully designed minimalist jewellery and home-living collections. An independent, local gift alternative for the person who loves beautiful things. 

Blacksquare Beer - Black Square Beer will become your next favourite craft beer bottle shop! Stocking a wide range of independent breweries from our shores and further afield they offer the best IPAs, Pale Ales, Sours, Stouts, Lagers and more. Perfect stocking fillers for the beer lover in your life.

DJ Gym - Northern branch of the UK’s network of DJ studios will be open, continuing to offer one-to-one DJ and production courses accredited by the London Sound Academy.

Hatch is proud to be part of the 50 Windows of Creativity trail and a mural by Caroline Dowsett has taken over one of the units – it’s a painting you can walk right into and it can be spotted while you’re shopping at Hatch.

Andrea George, Director of Retail at Bruntwood Works, commented: “Hatch has been transformed into a gorgeous, cosy winter wonder village and all our retailers, hairdressers and takeaways are open and ready for the festive period.  We are open Tuesday-Saturday thus allowing customers plenty of time to come along and support local independent businesses in a safe environment. Our businesses have worked extremely hard to be able to open their doors safely within Tier 3 restrictions and we’re all looking forward to welcoming shoppers back to Hatch for Christmas shopping.”


Outdoor Dining
Exterior shot of Hatch Manchester

Hatch is an award-winning destination located under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Road. Home to over 30 independent traders who rotate frequently there are places to eat, drink and shop.



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