Arc Inspirations to open three new venues in expansion drive

4th June 2024 | Jack Oliver

Hospitality group Arc Inspirations is set to open three new venues in Sheffield, Nottingham, and Edinburgh this autumn.

Arc Inspirations – which owns and operates the BOX, Manahatta, and Banyan brands – will be opening its second location in Sheffield with the launch of a BOX bar. This follows the opening of a Manahatta Bar near Sheffield’s City Hall in early 2023.

In Nottingham and Edinburgh, the group will be opening two New York-inspired Manahatta Bars.

Arc Inspirations – which is eyeing further launches in London, Liverpool, and Cardiff – has a long-term target to open 50 bars by 2030.

The comes after the group secured £7m of funding to help support its expansion plans. This included a £4m loan from its banking partner HSBC as well as £3m of additional equity from shareholders. Arc Inspirations is aiming to open at least four new sites every year for the next five years, with the additional capital also being used to refurbish existing Manahatta sites.


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