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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Stage Deli, Motor Street

Stage Deli, Motor Street, 1995. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

Motor Street is a recently lost Manchester street which still gives its name to the square (actually more of a triangle) formed by the junctions of Bridge Street, King Street West and St Mary's Parsonage. The records show that Motor Street has been officially struck off all maps, but its street sign remains overlooking this pleasant little area which is popular with office workers on their dinner breaks.

Motor Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

In what is now a Starbucks, the Stage Deli cafe bar was actually a real ale establishment in the 1990s.  Albeit offering only one during Alan Winfield's visit in April 1995, by the way of cask Boddington's, Stage Deli even had plastic picnic chairs out the front to try and create that continental vibe.  The Lloyds of Manchester sign indicates a club or restaurant in what is the late night bar today, Mojo, as sign-posted below (entrance on Back Bridge Street).

Former location of Stage Deli, Motor Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.


  1. Now formerly a Starbucks... room for a new real-ale establishment one hopes!

  2. Wonder if the inspiration for the name is the Manhattan deli of the same name? Amazing place that we luckily stumbled upon as tourists in New York.