A popular pizzeria is on the move to a bigger, better location after a bid to take over part of the former foodhall at Stretford Mall.

Bakehouse32 is on the move from its current location a stone's throw away on Chester Road on the other side of the Public Hall.

The popular pizzeria, which specialises in New York-style pizza, is to take over part of the former foodhall which shut around two months ago. Stretford Foodhall followed in the footsteps of Sale Foodhall, at Stanley Square, which shut last year after less than a year and a half in business.

Bakehouse32 owner David Donovan-Brown said it is expanding its current menu to include pastas and a range of sides and it is extending its hours to include a morning menu and a lunchtime menu too.

Messenger Newspapers: Bakehouse32 specialises in New York-style pizza

Mr Donovan-Brown said: "We love being a part of this brilliant community and we cannot wait to continue our journey in the heart of the town centre. Our New York-style pizza will, of course, be on the menu and we are excited to be expanding our menu to include breakfast, creating a day through to night experience. 

"We'll be joining forces with other local businesses in the area. Keep an eye out for more announcements from us soon."

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Stretford Mall is under development with a phase on King Street already underway and in line for completion this year.

The work on another phase is in the pipeline as developer Bruntwood and Trafford Council await planning permission.

Messenger Newspapers: Bakehouse32 specialises in New York-style pizza

Bruntwood's Head of Retail, James Tootle, said: "We cannot wait for Bakehouse32 to open their doors in Stretford town centre this summer. 

"As a local business their existing popularity speaks volumes about their exceptional offering. We're thrilled to welcome them to our community."

A spokesperson for Trafford Council said: "We are delighted Bakehouse32 is opening in the unit formerly occupied by Stretford Foodhall. This is a local brand and it will be a great addition to the brands already operating in Stretford town centre. 

"Trafford Council is totally committed to improving the borough's town centres and, with the opening of new retail brands and hospitality brands due to be announced, the future looks bright for Stretford." 

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.