LEAF is set to open another venue in the city centre under new plans submitted to Liverpool City Council.
The tea house operator has agreed a deal to launch a new site at Old Hall Street’s Cotton Exchange, which will be brought back into use as part of the proposals.
A statement issued to the council reads: “This impressive space has unfortunately been vacant for a considerable amount of time (since 2010) and consequently this has had a significantly detrimental effect to the street scene.
“LEAF is due to open their new premises in February 2017 and in doing so, will not only improve the street scene for both the building and the surrounding area, but will also bring in a greater pedestrian flow and help create an improved dwell time.”
The new LEAF venue will take the same approach as Oh Me Oh My, serving as both a drinks emporium and an events space.
Property developer Bruntwood has confirmed that LEAF has signed a 20-year lease on the space at the Cotton Exchange.