Manchester Shopping

The
Corn Exchange Shopping Centre, Manchester


(Formerly
The Triangle)

Management Office, 2nd Floor, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR.
Tel: 0161-834 8961. Fax: 0161-834 4921.

The Triangle in Exchange Square, Manchester

The
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
created.

The Triangle Shopping Centre in ManchesterThe TriangleTriangle  Exchange SquareManchester Triangle at the old Corn Exchange

The
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.
In
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.

Manchester
Corn Exchange in the 1980s and 1990s

For
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.

Return
of the Corn Exchange

In 2012 the establishment
reverted back to its original title of “The Corn Exchange”.

Opening
Hours

Monday-Wednesday:
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

A
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.

Alphabetically
Listed:

  • Adidas
    Originals

    Adidas Originals incorporate sport authenticity and global street
    style. Tel: 0161-834 2668.
  • Aspecto
    Aspecto is one of the region’s most established independent fashion
    stores specialising in designer men’s fashion and women’s
    urban footwear showcasing collections from brands including; Adidas,
    Paul Smith, Nike, The North Face, Camper and Ugg.
  • Body
    Shop, The

    Well-known high street chain offering skin, haircare and cosmetic
    products. Tel: 0161-834 6763.
  • Bravissimo
    Bravissimo offers stuff for the ‘big boobed woman’ in celebration
    of their curviness. Tel: 0161-839 7050.
  • Café
    Blend

    Tel: 0161-839 3186. Website: www.cafeblend.co.uk. Email: Manchester@cafeblend.co.uk.
  • Caffé
    Nero

    Voted best expresso bar in the UK. Authentic Italian coffees in retro
    style. Early morning breakfast, snacks and evening pasta. Tel: 0161-832
    6434.
  • Christopher
    James

    Passionate about designing and creating beautiful diamond jewellery.
    Tel: 0161-819 5454.
  • East
    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.
  • Eden
    Florists

    Innovative designer florists catering for both the domestic and commercial
    sectors. Tel: 0161-835 1311.
  • Freespirit
    Extreme sports clothing for skate, surf and snow sports with respect
    for quality and functionality.
    Tel: 0161-834 9190.
  • Green
    & Benz

    Contemporary platinum jewellery with exclusive designs by leading
    European designers, such as Niessing, Henrich & Denzel and Paul
    Spurgeon. Tel: 0161-835 1835.
  • Harpoon
    Louies

    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.
  • Henri-Lloyd

    A brand that pioneered boating/sailing wear and fabric innovation.
    The result is a men’s and women’s fashion range that combines
    modern design with authentic performance and premium quality.
    Tel: 0161-834 9192.
  • Jigsaw
    Kitchen Café

    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
    3306.
  • Joy
    Clothing and gifts for those who dare to be a little different from
    the masses. Tel: 0161-832 9823.
  • Karen
    Millen

    Glamorous fashion with a collection celebrating glitz and glam! Tel:
    0161-839 9485.
  • Lambretta
    Retro mens and ladieswear range for the young and the young at heart.
    Tel: 0161-839 5070.
  • Nicky
    Clarke Salons

    High creative standards in hairdressing with an attention to detail
    in service with luxury.
    Tel: 0161-833 3555.
  • O’Neill
    From ski slopes to the city, offering a range of clothing for urban
    living, including fleeces, gillets, shirts, pants and sweaters. Tel:
    0161-833 3663.
  • Pizza
    Express

    High quality food served in stylish surroundings. Tel: 0161-834 6130.
  • Skin
    Health Spa

    Modern and traditional skincare treatments with a laser-based technology
    and teeth whitening system.
    Tel: 0161-833 4224.
  • Storm
    Famous for its mission to provide exclusive, contemporary watches
    and other stylish accessories.
    Tel: 0161-832 6218.
  • Tampopo
    Fresh Eastern cooking.
  • Up
    & Running

    Specialising in shoes, clothing and advice for running, the gym and
    triathlon.
    Tel: 0161-832 8338.
  • Vicky
    Martin

    Sexy eveningwear and soft daywear with a special order and alteration
    service for bridal, maternity, birthdays, holidays and balls, etc.
    Tel: 0161-832 8234.
  • Westworld
    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.
  • Wrapit
    Large gift list service with 13 branches in the UK, offering over
    400 leading brands and a dedicated onsite consultant.
  • Y-3
    Y-3 has a collection that represents fashion, sport, fine craftsmanship
    and the future of sportswear.
    Tel: 0161-835 2805.
  • Zinc
    Bar & Grill

    A relaxed, contemporary atmosphere with good food and drinks served
    with music. Tel: 0161-827 4200.
  • Zizzi
    A traditional Italian restaurant with a cosy yet contemporary setting.
    Zizzi’s offers an authentic Italian menu with a large choice
    of pizza’s all cooked in wood burning ovens.

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