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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Cellar Vie II, Charlotte Street

Cellar Vie II, Charlotte Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

Cellar Vie II, seen here in 1985, was spawned due to the success of its namesake and was situated around the back of Piccadilly Bus Station on Charlotte Street.  It has been opened and closed many times over the years as a succession of new owners tried over and over again.  It started as a classy place in the 1970s and '80s, and was popular as a late-night bar in the early '90s.  Sadly, it didn't have the staying power of its namesake and remains closed.  It does get a mention in the Evening News though - Dennis Tuart recalled a derby win in the 1970s (a 4-0 win in November '75 in the League Cup 4th round): "My wife and I walked into Cellar Vie II and got a standing ovation, which helped to bring it home how important the Manchester derby is [1]."

1 comment:

  1. Had many a great night out at Cellar vie II, previously it was The Manchester Beer Kellar, or so I'm told... Anyway, always a packed out night, fantastic atmosphere, mainly due the DJ
    Wayne Kennedy, 78 - 83 when he moved to Cellar Vie I (Lloyd St.)Always had the crowd jumping and singing, I remember the countdown to Rod Stewart's 'Maggie May' 20 to 1 then the music went off and the crowd raised the roof with the chorus. Also 1st place I ever tasted Stella Artios, only sold ice cold in a bottle, you couldnt find it anywhere else back then! Met a few City players there, remember Paul Power? Also met my 1st wife there too. Now thats the one I should have kept hold of, but thats another story. Great memories.