Hospitality firm Bachus to manage FLAXX outdoor venue

Hospitality firm Bachus to manage FLAXX outdoor venue

The firm behind venues including Filthy McNasty’s, Sweet Afton and The Perch will manage  FLAXX at Linen Quarter.

The 43-metre long structure on Brunswick Street is set to become a vibrant hub for up to approximately 250 people and includes a pétanque court, outdoor seating, a performance area with a stage for small concerts, and a lighting projection system.

It has been developed by the Linen Quarter Business Improvement District (LQ BID) as part of a funding package through the Department for Communities Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme and delivered in partnership alongside the Department for Infrastructure and Belfast City Council.

Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey said: “This is an innovative project that has seen this area of Belfast reimagined to deliver something completely new for the City. I am delighted to see the positive change being delivered, through the Covid19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme, which has funded FLAXX. My Department introduced the Programme to assist our towns and city centres in their recovery and it is making real change.

“I commend the Linen Quarter BID in their vision for this area and am delighted my Department was able to support the delivery of this new civic space as part of the Covid19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme. It will no doubt be a vibrant, engaging place for people to enjoy the area with all that it will offer including cultural and musical experiences as well as a place to socialise.”

Lord Mayor of Belfast, councillor Michael Long explained: “We’re working with partners including the LQ BID to deliver A Bolder Vision for Belfast, so it’s fantastic to see the Linen Quarter’s look and feel transformed in recent times. FLAXX is an impressive continuation of the ambition partners share for this important part of the city, which we see as a people focused district and a key gateway between the new Belfast Transport Hub and the city centre.

“With thousands of people living in, working in and enjoying the Linen Quarter every day, it’s important we continue to make it a priority.”

FLAXX which will be open Monday to Saturday from 11.30am to 11pm, and Sunday from 12.30pm to 11pm, with an entertainments license that is valid for two years.