Reopening for one of borough’s biggest venues

Bliss and Groove clubs in King Street with the management team of Matthew Taylor, general manager, Jen Hunter, marketing and promotions manager, and Steph McHale, deputy manager
Bliss and Groove clubs in King Street with the management team of Matthew Taylor, general manager, Jen Hunter, marketing and promotions manager, and Steph McHale, deputy manager

WIGAN’S latest nightspot is hoping to add a little something different to King Street.

Bliss and Groove recently opened on the former site of the old Liquid and Envy and Elements and Legends clubs and bars.

New manager Matthew Taylor has taken over the reins and wants to bring something new to the area.

“We haven’t spent millions of pounds on a refurbishment,” he said.

“What we have done is gutted it with regards to the staff and started again, working on improving customer experience. We want to make it a place where people can come and really enjoy.

“We’re offering extremely good value.

“We have all the attractions you would expect from a top nightclub, including the best sound system on King Street and CO2 cannons. We’re going to be bigger and better, we’re offering booths at great prices with drinks and waitress service.”

As it has been in the past, the building will be split into a club – Bliss – and bar – Groove.

Bliss will have two rooms, unlike before. It will be open on Friday and Saturday nights, with Bliss playing dance and R n B in its two rooms while Groove operates a “if you can’t sing it, we don’t play it” theme.

For general manager Matthew, it isn’t unfamiliar territory. He managed the club before it opened up a bar when it was just Liquid seven years ago .

Since then, he has managed some of the biggest clubs in the country, including Blackpool’s Syndicate.

And he hopes to mix that experience with the knowledge he has of Wigan to bring success to his new venture.

He added: “We’re in our fifth week now and we’re getting more and more people through the doors.

We want to change people’s perception of what going out on King Street is about as I know there is a little negativity surrounding it at the moment.”

One of the first ideas Matthew has had is that instead of hiking prices for Boxing Night, he will be letting people in free of charge.