The QT

Monday 20 May 2024


Shaking up the night-time economy

Two of Newcastle’s most popular nightspots have been acquired by one of the city’s rising leisure and hospitality firms. The Mushroom on Grainger Street and Mimo on Pudding Chare have been purchased by Market Shaker Group. The two venues will join Market Shaker’s other holdings which include Market Shaker and Pumphrey’s, both in the Bigg …

Backstage Pass to the school of rock

Born in Newcastle and given his big break in Sunderland, music and tech mover and shaker Harvey Lee will always have a soft spot for the North East. It was AC/DC, fuelled by flat-cap wearing Geordie frontman Brian Johnson, who inspired the academic flop’s colourful future career. And Harvey will be hoping the region’s next …

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