Cocktail bar chain The Botanist will open in Lincoln’s Cornhill next month after being given the go ahead to open by its owners.
The Botanist is one of the brands of the New World Trading Company, who had originally hoped to open in Lincoln’s new Cornhill development in early June. Coronavirus got in the way of those plans, but the company will begin the process of reopening its estate on Saturday, July 4 including bars in Alderley Edge and Knutsford.
Liam Wood, Head of Openings at The New World Trading Company, confirmed to The Lincolnite that the reopening of the estate includes its 29th bar – The Botanist Lincoln – which will open in mid-August.
Lincolnshire Co-op signed The Botanist to an 8,000 square foot bar/restaurant split over ground and first floors located in the third phase of the Cornhill Quarter development, which sits opposite the Corn Exchange Building.
The main bar will be on the ground floor of the two-storey building, with the main restaurant and kitchen space upstairs.
Liam Wood confirmed that the building is 90% ready with finishing touches currently being done.
He said: “It is something for us to look forward to. As the world is steadily coming back to normal, it is great that we can start adding new locations such as Lincoln.
“On a personal level, I love Lincoln and its history. The Cornhill Quarter will be great as it fuses the historical elements with the new development.”
Although initially there won’t be live music due to government guidelines, there will still be plenty for people to enjoy, including colourful cocktails, a large beer and ale list, as well as pub classics and food.
Liam added that the council recently approved for the bar to have temporary extra space outside for more seating to help with social distancing.
The Botanist in Lincoln will start recruiting in the coming weeks. Initially it will create around 30-40 jobs, due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, but the company hope this will rise up to 60 in the future.