STACK on track to open this weekend after initial delay + opening hours

The owners of Seaburn’s new STACK development say they are on track to open this Friday, after Storm Francis delayed the initial opening weekend.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 5:19 pm
STACK pictured last month

The £3million seafront development, which is breathing new life into the former Seaburn Centre site, was supposed to open in time for the August Bank Holiday Weekend. However, the strong winds of Storm Francis affected the final stages of the build and the opening had to be put back until Friday, September 4.

But Neill Winch, CEO of owners Danieli Holdings Group, say people can finally experience the much-anticipated shipping container village this weekend.

“It was a very difficult decision to cancel the opening for the Bank Holiday weekend, but it was without doubt the right decision. All of the final touches are now being put in place and we will be ready to open the doors to the public at 5pm on Friday,” explained Neill, whose family come from Sunderland.

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He added: “We are very excited to welcome people to the venue and let them experience the STACK atmosphere. I truly believe we have created something unique and special for Sunderland, a vibrant destination that will delight visitors and keep them coming back time and time again for a great experience.

"We have a full weekend of live entertainment planned and all of our traders are eager to meet their new customers. With a combination of great food, good company and great music the good times are sure to roll at Stack Seaburn as soon as we open the doors."

Although all pre-booked tables have now been reserved for this weekend, STACK has allowed capacity for walk ups - with social distancing in operation. These are for limited numbers only and on a first come, first served basis.

There will be a programme of free entertainment across the opening weekend, including performances from Just So, Yo Man Funk Band, David Aryn, Sophistrio, DJ Matt Bailey, The Pre Amps, DJ Aarron Robson, Waves Party Band and Livewire.

The regular opening hours will be Sunday to Thursday from 10am to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1am. Street food traders will operate Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 11pm/midnight. Entry is free.

Dogs, cats and kids are welcome until 9pm.

::First weekend opening hours:

::Friday 4 September : 5pm - 1am

(internal Plaza only & food vendors til late)

::Saturday 5 September:

::STACK: 10am - 1am

::Street Food: 11am - 10/11pm

::Yolo Coffee & Kitchen: 8am - 9pm

::Woofs n Scruffs: 9am - 6pm

::Games Cabin: 10am - 7pm

::The Little Cakery: 10am - 5pm

::Sunday 6 September

::STACK: 10am - 12midnight

::Street Food: 11am - 10/11pm

::Yolo Coffee & Kitchen: 8am - 9pm

::Woofs n Scruffs: 11am - 5pm

::Games Cabin: 11am - 7pm

::The Little Cakery: 11am - 5pm

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