Hot on the heels of city centre pub The Crown and Anchor announcing that it will not be reopening in 2022, we hear that Croma Pizza will also be closing its doors permanently.
The Crown and Anchor pub, on the corner of Hilton Street and Port Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter had been a traditional pub and B&B for twenty years offering cask ales draught lager and bottled beers from around the world along with home cooked food.
An update on the pub’s Facebook page posted before Christmas read: “So as this weekend fast approaches it is our last weekend in the Crown and Anchor after nearly 20 years, we would like to thank all customers old and new for your support and hope you’ve all had some good times here at The Crown. It is with a heavy heart that the doors close by us on Saturday, thanks again for the many memories made here by our family.”
Another casualty of the pandemic is much loved independent pizza place Croma who has announced that its Clarence Street restaurant in the city centre is to close after over two decades.
Co-owners Andrew Bullock and Bob Dunn have blamed the recent lack of footfall in the city centre as result of people working from home, and the ongoing work being carried out in Albert Square and the Town Hall for the business becoming financially unviable.
The restaurant recently celebrated its 21st anniversary. Croma’s other sites in the Greater Manchester suburbs of Chorlton, Didsbury and Prestwich remain open for business.