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Independent pizza restaurant famous for 22-inch pizzas to move into Altrincham's Foundation building

It's scheduled to open in the autumn.

A New York-inspired pizza restaurant famous for its 22-inch pizzas has been confirmed as the latest name to move into Altrincham's brand-new Foundation building.

Nell's Pizza, which already has three other outlets in Manchester, is to open in a 3,251 sq ft unit on the ground floor of Foundation.

It's scheduled to open in the autumn and will feature a large bar and outside area.

Founder Jonny Heyes said: “We’ve been hoping to open a Nell’s in Altrincham for years. We love the town, it’s so vibrant, it almost feels like coming on holiday when you head over here. We can’t wait to be part of it."

Nell's has three other pizza restaurants in the Manchester area

Nell’s Pizza, inspired by the thin, crisp crusts and high-quality toppings of New York’s iconic pizza culture, launched in lockdown as a low-waste, sustainable food offering for the owner's other bars, which include Edge Street's Common, Port Street Beer House and The Beagle in Chorlton.

The pizzas, available as 14in, giant 22in pies or individual slices caught the imagination of the city and a dedicated Nell’s opened shortly after at Kampus, close to Piccadilly train station.

Nell's will have a prime ground-floor space with a large bar and outside area

James Tootle, Head of Retail and Leisure at Bruntwood, said: “We’re delighted that Nell’s will be joining the Foundation community. It’s a brilliant, independent brand that will cement the Stamford Quarter’s next chapter as a destination for dining and leisure as well as shopping.

"It’s an important step forward in our vision for revitalising the high street with the workspace now complete at Foundation and it’s exciting to announce the arrival of the exciting operators that will complete the offering.”

A spokesperson for Trafford Council added: “The addition of Manchester favourite Nell’s demonstrates the popularity of Stamford Quarter and Altrincham as a leisure and hospitality destination, and will be a fantastic addition to the offering at the Foundation building."