End of an era – STACK Newcastle to close

After four years of success, STACK Newcastle will close its doors for the last time at midnight on Monday May 2.

The shipping container village in the heart of Newcastle has been home to dozens of independent food businesses in the last four years – some going on to branch out into their own permanent premises. Meanwhile, pop-up gigs, the annual return of Hadrian’s Tipi, and the creation of the city’s first ice bar helped to make STACK an important part of the city’s hospitality and leisure offering and saw the venue welcome more than three million visitors in its tenure.

STACK, which occupied its Pilgrim Street site on a temporary basis, will close to make way for the Pilgrim Quarter development.

“Although this is devastating for the team, tenants and our customers, we have always known the site was going to be temporary and that there were longer term plans for the site to be redeveloped,” said Neill Winch, CEO of Danieli Group which owns STACK.

“The Pilgrim Quarter scheme is an exciting project bringing thousands of office workers into the city centre, which will no doubt have a positive effect on the local economy and city centre businesses.

“Our staff and traders, who are the backbone of the operation, have worked tirelessly over the past four years to bring you an exciting and unique venue. We can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work and dedication to making STACK the huge success it has become. Wherever possible we will be relocating staff to our other venues or supporting them to find new jobs.

“We know that the closure of STACK will also mean the closure of some of the independent street food and retail businesses. We appreciate this is not ideal, however, we strongly believe they have all created offerings that will continue to thrive as they find new premises, and we hope people will continue to support them at their other locations or new venues in the future.”

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