Corn Exchange Shopping Centre, Manchester
Management Office, 2nd Floor, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR.
Tel: 0161-834 8961. Fax: 0161-834 4921.
original Corn Exchange Building, so badly damaged in the IRA
bombing of 1996, has been wonderfully resurrected as the Triangle
- the exterior of the old building faithfully preserved and can be
seen best from Exchange Square, in the newly designated Millennium
Quarter, while inside a new state-of-the-art shopping mall has been
Original Corn Exchange Building
Despite its reputation as "Cottonopolis", Manchester's wealth was
not only built on cotton, but also as a distribution centre of foodstuffs
and many other raw materials to the surrounding region. The Manchester
Ship Canal and Manchester Docks (more properly in Salford) had
obviated the need to rely on materials from Liverpool, and by 1879
Manchester was attracting thousands of dealers every week to its various
food and material exchanges.
1903 the new Corn & Produce Exchange was designed to handle regional
trading in agricultural produce. Its vast hall with innumerable tiered
side offices is dominated by a central glass dome. Despite suffering
heavy bombing during World War II, many of its original fittings survive
including its several imposing entrances and porches with their bronze
and wrought ironwork.
Corn Exchange in the 1980s and 1990s
many year's, (up to the time of the bombing), the building acted as
a covered market hall, a Mecca for students and specialising in "alternative"
produce - vegetarian foods, numerous "New Age" and Occult shops, palmists,
tarot readers, books, aromatherapy prerequisites, music and clothing.
Well worth a browse, even if nothing takes your fancy.
of the Corn Exchange
In 2012 the establishment
reverted back to its original title of "The Corn Exchange".
10.00am - 6.00pm.
Thursdays: 10.00am - 7.00pm.
Fridays: 10.00am - 7.00pm.
Saturdays: 10.00am - 7.00pm.
Sundays: 11.00am - 5.00pm.
21st Century Shops at the Triangle
development by Frogmore Estates PLC. As a central feature of the newly
designated Millennium Quarter, the Triangle contains many new stores
- most are listed below.
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Adidas Originals incorporate sport authenticity and global street
style. Tel: 0161-834 2668.
Aspecto is one of the regions most established independent fashion
stores specialising in designer mens fashion and womens
urban footwear showcasing collections from brands including; Adidas,
Paul Smith, Nike, The North Face, Camper and Ugg.
Well-known high street chain offering skin, haircare and cosmetic
products. Tel: 0161-834 6763.
Bravissimo offers stuff for the 'big boobed woman' in celebration
of their curviness. Tel: 0161-839 7050.
Tel: 0161-839 3186. Website: www.cafeblend.co.uk. Email: Manchester@cafeblend.co.uk.
Voted best expresso bar in the UK. Authentic Italian coffees in retro
style. Early morning breakfast, snacks and evening pasta. Tel: 0161-832
Passionate about designing and creating beautiful diamond jewellery.
Tel: 0161-819 5454.
Womenswear in an East meets West fusion in a range of accessories,
shoes and jewellery. East has 25 stores in the UK, and specialises
in bold colours and exclusive embroideries inspired by Indian and
Tibettan styles in women's fashion goods. Tel: 0161-839 5102.
Innovative designer florists catering for both the domestic and commercial
sectors. Tel: 0161-835 1311.
Extreme sports clothing for skate, surf and snow sports with respect
for quality and functionality.
Tel: 0161-834 9190.
Contemporary platinum jewellery with exclusive designs by leading
European designers, such as Niessing, Henrich & Denzel and Paul
Spurgeon. Tel: 0161-835 1835.
Featuring brands like Volcom, Fenchurch, Etnies and Nixon, Harpoon
Louies pride themselves on customer service and try to offer good
old fashioned levels of customer care. Tel: 0161-839 0714.
A brand that pioneered boating/sailing wear and fabric innovation.
The result is a mens and womens fashion range that combines
modern design with authentic performance and premium quality.
Tel: 0161-834 9192.
New fashion store, with refreshments overlooking the square. Enticing
sandwiches, salads and freshly-squeezed fruit juice mixes. Offers
affordable, fashionable clothes in stylish surroundings. Tel: 0161-833
Clothing and gifts for those who dare to be a little different from
the masses. Tel: 0161-832 9823.
Glamorous fashion with a collection celebrating glitz and glam! Tel:
Retro mens and ladieswear range for the young and the young at heart.
Tel: 0161-839 5070.
High creative standards in hairdressing with an attention to detail
in service with luxury.
Tel: 0161-833 3555.
From ski slopes to the city, offering a range of clothing for urban
living, including fleeces, gillets, shirts, pants and sweaters. Tel:
High quality food served in stylish surroundings. Tel: 0161-834 6130.
Modern and traditional skincare treatments with a laser-based technology
and teeth whitening system.
Tel: 0161-833 4224.
Famous for its mission to provide exclusive, contemporary watches
and other stylish accessories.
Tel: 0161-832 6218.
Fresh Eastern cooking.
Specialising in shoes, clothing and advice for running, the gym and
Tel: 0161-832 8338.
Sexy eveningwear and soft daywear with a special order and alteration
service for bridal, maternity, birthdays, holidays and balls, etc.
Tel: 0161-832 8234.
Street inspired looks in casual wear and denim from leading brandnames
like Bench, Hooch, Carhartt, Chunk, Five Crown, Grade A, Levis, Mavi,
Million Dollar, Komodo, Supreme Being, Teenage Millionaire, and Religion.
Tel: 0161-832 0070.
Large gift list service with 13 branches in the UK, offering over
400 leading brands and a dedicated onsite consultant.
Y-3 has a collection that represents fashion, sport, fine craftsmanship
and the future of sportswear.
Tel: 0161-835 2805.
Bar & Grill
A relaxed, contemporary atmosphere with good food and drinks served
with music. Tel: 0161-827 4200.
A traditional Italian restaurant with a cosy yet contemporary setting.
Zizzis offers an authentic Italian menu with a large choice
of pizzas all cooked in wood burning ovens.