Full line-up of food and drink traders revealed for STACK Seaburn

The Echo can reveal the full line-up of food and drink traders for Seaburn’s much-anticipated STACK development.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 1:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 5:38 pm

Construction work had to be paused on the shipping container village on the site of the former Seaburn Centre during lockdown.

But it’s since resumed and is making good progress for the new opening date of Friday, August 28, to coincide with the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Now, the Echo can reveal exactly which food and drink traders will be in each of the containers, which are designed to house a mixture of food and drink traders, as well as lifestyle brands.

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STACK is taking shape in Seaburn

All the food and drink units have been taken, with a couple of units left for lifestyle businesses, and the owners, Danieli Holdings, are keen to hear from tattooists, yoga operators, barbers or bike repair shops who may be interested in occupying the space.

The food and drink line-up is:

:: Downey’s Fish & Chips – serving some of the best locally produced fish & chips in the area

:: Acropolis – multi award-winning Greek street food

Glen Downey of Downey's Fish and Chips

:: Chapos Tacos - traditional Mexican street food made from family recipes passed down through generations

:: Boojie Burger – classic American burgers, smashed and stacked full of flavour

:: Yolo Coffee & Kitchen – serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and great tasting coffee

:: Healthy Thaim - Healthy food with a Thai twist

Gabriella Chapman, co-owner of Chapos Tacos

:: Farah’s Italiano – Italian street food serving fresh homemade pasta and Piadina’s

:: Holy Duck - Loaded duck fries and wraps galore

:: Longhorns Smokehouse – all about the meat – rubbed, pulled, BBQ’d and more

:: ZZA Pizzeria – classic Italian thin and crispy pizzas

Natalie Bland of Healthy Thaim

:: The Little Cakery – providing delicious treats ranging from homemade cakes and traybakes to fresh scones and gourmet brownies

:: Barley & Me bar – with its own seating and views over the seafront

:: Heineken beer bar

:: Yolo (Wine & Cocktail Bar)

:: Hop House 13 beer bar

:: The Gin Cabinet (Gin Bar).

They’ll be joined by lifestyle businesses including Woofs n Scruffs, and a dog grooming business that has self-serve baths and dog supplies, as well as Games Cabin, a computer gaming venue.

Neill Winch, CEO at Danieli Holdings, said he was proud to bring the STACK concept to his hometown of Sunderland following the scheme’s success in Newcastle.

He said: “I’m delighted with the line-up of businesses we have been able to bring to STACK Seaburn. It really is testament to the confidence people have in the STACK concept that so many street food traders and lifestyle companies have signed up to take a unit during what has been the most challenging period imaginable for the sector.

“STACK offers a unique experience to customers, which ensures they keep coming back time and time again. The variety of food, drink and services on offer makes the place vibrant and welcoming all year round. And with a full line up of entertainment planned to include; live music, quizzes, dog days and wellness events, there is something for everyone."

STACK is part of the wider Seafront Regeneration Scheme which includes the construction of the Seaburn Inn, a 40-bedroom pub with rooms on the former Pullman Lodge site; the next phase of Pier Point in Roker; the creation of 12 beach huts and the transformation of an old toilet block in Roker, along with the former Bay Shelter and the old tram shelter at Seaburn, into cafés and restaurants.

Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “We have a stunning seaside that will be greatly enhanced by the arrival of this exciting line-up of traders, who will bring something new and different to the area.

“STACK’s success demonstrates the growing confidence that businesses have in this city. Residents are fiercely proud of our seaside and they support it, and visitors are increasingly attracted to the area - and we’ll continue to see that appeal grow, as we create a better offer for families and friends to enjoy.”

A new housing scheme is also moving ahead at Seaburn, after the council signed a deal with Avant Homes to develop land to the rear of STACK.

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