Being no stranger to running another business or two whilst also fronting metal outfit Bring Me The Horizon, vocalist Oliver Sykes now has another venture on the cards.
Sykes has confirmed that he’s set to open his own venue in Sheffield called Church, which is both a bar and an arcade that is being hailed as a “Temple of Fun”.
Located not too far from his Drop Dead Clothing store, Church will be a 220-capacity venue situated in a listed building that is a traditional Victorian industrial premises, designed by famed architect William John Hale, who is also responsible for a number of the Victorian churches in the Sheffield area. That’s probably why it inherited its name.
Along with a large retro arcade gaming area, there’ll also be a vegan café with food provided by Sheffield eatery Make No Bones, a 100% vegan-friendly bar, and will also reportedly incorporate live music, tattoos, and South American iconography.
Speaking about the business idea, Sykes has shared his reasons to expand his business expertise and experience into this new venture.
“Our building has incredible heritage and I wanted to develop a [arcade bar] concept that truly celebrated and developed that legacy. We wanted something that fitted with William John Hale’s original and stunning design, but provided something to wow 21st century customers. Our strap line is ‘Temple of Fun’ – we provide a whole experience.”
Though set opening hours haven’t been confirmed as of yet, Church is set to open from July 6th 2018 and is situated in Osborn Works on Rutland Road, Sheffield, S3 8DG.