We know there has been a lot of speculation about the Cellar V refurbishment. Here is a press release we have received on what is happening. The new owners used the Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum as one means to find out what local people wanted.
Two local entrepreneurs are revitalising a Guiseley venue to create a new bar and dining experience and 30 jobs in the town. Paul Glendinning, CEO of Guiseley-based insurance broking group JM Glendinning, and Adam Lewis, Director of Twisted Bars Ltd, have taken over the lease on the former Cellar V premises in the Morrisons complex.
The duo have ploughed £250,000 into creating Everybodys All Day Social, a new concept designed to enhance the current food and drink offer in the town. From morning coffee and brunch to social and casual dining and drinks, Everybodys will serve ‘good food and drinks, with a twist’. The refurbishment will also use 1,150sq ft of previously unused outside space, the former Clintons store, and the creation of a function room for private hire.
The site operated successfully for a number of years as café, bar and music venue, Cellar V, before closing in 2011. Paul Glendinning believes the new venue is exactly what the town needs:
“Guiseley has been crying out for more quality bars and eateries, and our vision is to offer something for everyone. We’ll be opening for coffee and brunch in the morning, and serving food throughout the day and into the early evening. Sunday lunch will be a big deal for us, and we’ll be creating a tempting menu and friendly atmosphere that we hope will attract families, couples and people looking for a working lunch, as well as those heading out in the evening for drinks with friends or family.”
Paul began his career in catering and, has always had ambitions to open a bar. He says Everybodys has been two years in the making, with lots of careful planning behind the scenes to find the right venue and spend time learning about running a bar.
Ilkley-born Adam Lewis has lived in Guiseley for ten years and has spent the last 20 years working in the hospitality industry, opening his first bar 13 years ago. He previously ran Professional Events Yorkshire Ltd, the company behind the hugely successful Tour De France Hub for Bradford Council, and he owns The Yard in Ilkley and in Malton. Together, the duo believe they have come up with a recipe for success in Guiseley, and are looking for the right people to join the Everybodys team:
“Getting the right people in place who share our passion for high quality products, locally sourced food and commitment to delivering a fantastic customer experience is vital,” says Adam.
“We are prepared to invest heavily in the right people, and we’re currently putting the finishing touches to our very own bespoke training module. We are putting in place a team that will deliver excellent customer service, has great product knowledge on food, coffee, cocktails, craft beer and wines. This customer experience will be delivered in an environment that will be fun and welcoming throughout the day and into the evening.”
The pair say the new venue is set to open its doors in Spring 2016. It will open daily from 9am to midnight, 7 days a week.