A brief walk around the Waterfront and Baltic Triangle revealed a number of new places well worth exploring as a resident of the city centre and waterfront.


See image above! The famous Utility shop of Bold Street and Liverpool One fame, has recently opened a new Showroom called The Flint in Flint Street (of course!) in the Baltic Triangle, to exhibit their amazing range of unique and stunning furniture, home goods and gifts. In a beautifully restored warehouse, it is a wonderful space with rooms for hire too. Well worth visiting. Richard Skelton, one of the Directors at Utility, gave us a thorough tour of their new building at L1 0DH.


Matt Houghton, the amazing entrepreneur and charity worker, has brought his extraordinary project to Sefton Street on Liverpool’s waterfront following great success in Birkenhead. This is the new go-to location for all things bike-related in Liverpool and every penny spent with them goes into their charitable work in the local area. Open 7 days a week you can hire a bike, buy one, get one repaired or serviced, and even donate one you no longer use. Visit them at 5 Sefton St, L8 5th.


Now under new management, Chloe Baker, Managing Director of Liverpool Marina, showed us around the refurbished venue when we went to see if we could book it for a public meeting of South Ferry Island residents in early July. Such a unique space it is worth reconnecting with to see just what they have done recently to improve the venue. Chloe is keen to see how they can have a much closer relationship with local people and did you know that there are now around 80 people berthed in canal and narrow boats in the Marina. Engage will make sure we connect with them in the future at Coburg Wharf L3 4BP.


Sadly we thought it had closed for good, but when walking in the area recently we discovered that it has reopened, having been bought by the owners of Home Bargains who are keen to invest their fortune in Liverpool to benefit the city and its citizens. We were shown around by the well-known and much-loved Gary Manning (formerly chef at 60 Hope Street) who is now overseeing the new business venture.  Engage is hoping to hire the venue for our July meeting with Liverpool City Council’s new Sustainability Manager Simon Mansfield. You can find the venue at L1 0AY.