Store news | 17 January 2024

Get ready for Archie's Atomic roller rink!

The beloved American-style diner, Archie’s launches roller-skating rink and amusement arcade.

We're excited to announce the launch of Archie’s Atomic, a first of its kind leisure concept by American-style milkshake diner, Archie’s. Opening in summer 2024, the next-generation experience centre which will feature the Manchester-born brand’s iconic food and décor, consists of a 5,000 sq. ft roller rink, a family arcade area and an Archie’s milkshake bar.

Vibrant indoor location

Located on the ground floor, adjacent to NERF Action Xperience and opposite SEA LIFE Manchester Aquarium, the concept will allow both beginner and experienced roller-skaters to enjoy the hobby in a vibrant indoor location and experience the vast amusement arcade.

Since opening the doors to its first restaurant on Manchester’s Oxford Road in 2010, Archie’s has become a much-loved brand in the North-West of England. The operator now has sites across Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool, including the recent opening as part of the UK’s first NERF Action Xperience site, also at Trafford Palazzo.

Debut concept will resonate well with our adventure seekers

Mark Whittaker, Executive Director – Retail & Leisure at Peel, said: “We’re hugely excited to announce that Archie’s has selected Trafford Palazzo to be the first home of its Atomic leisure concept. The debut concept will resonate well with our adventure seekers and is evidence of Trafford Palazzo’s appeal, catchment, and forward-thinking approach. We look forward to playing a part in the expansion of a local favourite and welcoming Archie’s to Trafford Palazzo.”

Ready-made destination catered perfectly towards experience-led retail and leisure

Mohammed Amer Rafiq, Managing Director at Archie’s, commented commented: “Introducing an Archie’s branded leisure concept has been in the works for a while now, and deciding on a location was a vital part of the process of bringing it to life. At Trafford Palazzo, we have a ready-made destination catered perfectly towards experience-led retail and leisure. The new concept will have all the excellent food, drinks, and décor you would expect from any of our Archie’s sites, but with exciting activities for all the family to explore. We can’t wait to open later this year, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Trafford Palazzo’s community through the doors.” 

The launch of Archie’s Atomic signals Trafford Palazzo’s commitment to making the location a place for everyday adventurers with varied experiences. Archie’s Atomic joins an exciting line up of unique experiences in Trafford Palazzo which NERF Action Xperience, a one-of-its-kind family experience for NERF enthusiasts, and King Pins, a flagship state-of-the-art bowling centre. 

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