A brand-new food and drink business, Kitchen 54, will be opening soon in Prescot town centre.
Business partners Craig and Jay, both from Prescot, are transforming the former Age UK property on Eccleston Street in the town.
They plan to bring a new and fresh food and drink concept to the town and offer something completely different to visitors.
Craig said: “Our aim is to provide Prescot with a brand-new bar /bistro that is unlike anything else currently in the town. I have been cheffing for many years and with recent experience of working in Prescot I have a really strong understanding of the type of food and drink the local residents want to see.
“We’ll be offering the cool, trendy, causal type dining you would associate with Baltic Market in Liverpool City Centre, Lark Lane or Allerton Road, something that isn’t currently available in Knowsley or Prescot.
Prescot is definitely on the up and we believe that our new venture will be a great addition to the town.”
Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
“I’m delighted with this new addition to the food and drink scene in Prescot. Even though the hospitability industry has been impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that there is still a huge confidence in Prescot town centre. It is fantastic to see the council’s vision for Prescot to become a reality and to go from strength to strength with new business owners who are committed to Prescot and its success.
We will continue to support all of our local town centre businesses as and when they reopen in line with government guidelines.”
Knowsley Council has worked closely with the business owners to provide support and advice on licensing, planning and food safety matters.
Kitchen 54 is due to open in May, serving a limited menu for takeaway or outdoor eating and will then fully open in June when all current COVID restrictions are lifted. The venue will be refurbished into a ‘Western Saloon’ style, it will serve a wide range of cocktails, world lagers and spirits and will host acoustic nights and outside dining. The building and its shopfront were restored in 2015 via the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Since 2018, Prescot has seen 11 new bars, eateries and cafes open in the town and Kitchen 54 will be number 12.
Alongside this, the town has seen significant investment in improvement work at Prescot railway station, the transformation of the public realm on Eccleston Street, the restoration of historical buildings and spaces and the ongoing construction of The Shakespeare North Playhouse which is due to open next year. All of this investment is helping to make Prescot an even more attractive place for people to visit and to spend time.