How time flies! It’s been a month since Picturedrome in Macclesfield opened. It’s a bit surreal really. Since 2014 the team behind Altrincham Market House and Mackie Mayor in Manchester have been on a roll. Redefining the concept of community-led, independently-minded and -operated food and drink.
We feel very fortunate to have been part of the journey since the beginning and the adventure continues. Each location brings us a distinctive group of customers with their own taste and attitudes towards wine and drinks.
Picturedrome, on Chestergate, is just as ground-breaking a venue, anchored in the history of the area. And I hope you’ll agree, stunning inside and out, already vibrant and buzzing with activity and enjoyment from both traders and punters.
Obviously that means our team is expanding and we’ve put together a lovely bunch of enthusiastic people, most of them from Macclesfield itself.
Here is Kylie, our Assistant Manager, who is from downtown: “It already feels as though Picturedrome has been around a lot longer than it has. People, like myself, have been excited about this project and we’re already developing relationships with regular customers”. About joining the team and working at our new shop and bar there she says: “It’s a great space to work in. We’re finding our feet and it’s all coming together quite well. As we grow more comfortable and learn from our customers and each other, it will only continue to get better’
Manager Dan, who has been part of our Mackie Mayor team from the start is excited about starting up a new site once again: “It’s a pleasure to bring great wine to go together with exceptional food into this historic space. Macclesfield was voted the happiest place to live in the North West and I can see why. The locals have given us a very warm welcome for which we’d like to thank them. We’re looking forward to forging strong relationships with everyone and help our customers enjoy the vast array of wine styles on offer.”
Joanne, also from Macclesfield, describes the place as a “Welcoming, a friendly building with a nostalgic buzz”.
There you have it. In Kate’s own words “for me, the customer has always been the hero”. After Didsbury, Glazebury, Altrincham and Manchester city centre, it is a delight to find out about another historic town and its people. We’re excited to learn more from all the Maxonians and hope we can become an integral part of their daily life as they enjoy good food and drinks from our bar, but also at home from our shop at Picturedrome.