Arc Inspirations, the Leeds based bar operator, has announced plans to open a Manahatta in Newcastle on Collingwood Street.

The news comes a week after Arc announced its first site in Newcastle, a Banyan Bar & Kitchen site on Blackett Street, and also follows the opening of three new sites across Manchester and Leeds over the past six weeks.

The 10,000 sq. ft site new Manahatta site will by split over two floors of a Grade-Two listed building, with a restaurant, cocktail bar, and two private dining rooms.

The New York-style premium bar-restaurant concept will offer brunch, lunch and an evening American-style menu, alongside a cocktail menu created by Arc’s bar development manager, Mark Austin, with the American bar in the Savoy hotel.

The opening in September will take Arc Inspirations portfolio of bars and bar-restaurants to 21.

Arc Inspirations chief executive Martin Wolstencroft, said: “This is a very exciting time for the business as we look to ramp up our expansion and take our brands to new cities across the UK. We have refined and perfected the proposition of our core brands – Manahatta, Banyan Bar & Kitchen and The Box – so that we can open them in close proximity within a city with confidence they will trade harmoniously.

“The overarching theme behind all of our brands is creating memorable experiences for customers. To do this, we place a great deal of time investing in our teams, offering clear career progression and a fun and vibrant atmosphere to work in. A major focus of mine will be to preserve this as we grow our estate.”