Handymans Supermarket

Architectural Emporium are diversifying and have teamed up with friends to set up a pub, cultural venue and brewery. The property positioned on Smithdown Road has a rich heritage. It was a livery, then the Sefton Park Picturedrome and subsequently a Handyman Shop for 50 years. We have retained the name and created a venue with many different uses that continue to serve the community. A new build two storey volume comprising two bars, a brewery, cellar, kitchen and toilets is positioned within the large volume, creating two distinct primary spaces. Beers will be made on site and also collaboratively with other brilliant breweries. We opened as a pop up venue as part of the Smithdown Road Festival (29th April-1st May 2017). The following weekend (6-7th May 2017) we devoted the Handyman to the Hammer and Nail Pop Up Film Festival with Empty Spaces Cinema. More recently we have hosted LIMF after parties. Funds raised from the pop up events have been put towards the full refurbishment. The central volume has been built in the spirit of the Handyman and features pin board signage borrowed from the shop. The frontage, internal walls and floor have been restored and retained in their original state. The pub is now open and we look forward to hosting you.