Well, it is if you're reading this after 9/3.
The restaurant is to be refurbished and will re-open in the autumn as a "fine dining" (I hate that term) establishIment to be called the Elliott.
I hope to be among the first customers as the building has very fond memories for me. It is where, in September 1966, I started my first job at the City's Education Department. Shortly after, it was renamed Elliott House in memory of the the recently retired Director of Education )presumably why the restaurant is named as such). Some years later, the building had a new role as the City's Registry Office and it where Mrs H and I married in 1972. And, many years later, as Simply Heathcotes, there was nowhere else that we could have celebrated our Silver Anniversary.
Paul Heathcote is quoted as saying ""I want this to be a restaurant which all of Manchester can be proud of. I am aiming to create the best restaurant in the city.
"It will be something really different to what is on offer at the present time and we hope this is an opportunity to really raise the bar in terms of quality."
For those of us who live and eat around the city, we can only hope he succeeds.