Oli Sykes, founder of Drop Dead clothing, has announced that he will be opening up a brand new “barcade” in Osburn Works on Rutland Road, Kelham Island this Friday, the 6th of July. It will be called The Church, being known as the “Temple of Fun”.
The Church will play host to a tattoo parlour, retro video games, a bar and a vegan restaurant, favourite amongst Sheffield vegans, Make No Bones, who have relocated here after having left their original premises on Chesterfield Road in order to join Oli in this venture. Their food is absolutely delicious and a huge hit with a 4.9 star rating on Facebook following feedback from around 250 people, so it’s sure to be an asset to the venue.
Make No Bones is best known for deep fried avocado wings served with hot sauce and cool ranch, as well as some particularly delicious seitan ribs. The menu is said to be having some shake ups for the relaunch at The Church, but I’m sure old favourites such as these will still be making an appearance. Hopefully the deep fried oreos have made the cut, too!
The Bring Me The Horizon frontman cites his inspiration for The Church as coming from similar venues he discovered when travelling around Brazil, and The Church will feature South American religious iconography as well to honour this. He also told Kerrang that he will be honouring the architecture of Osburn Works, which is a listed building:
“Our building has incredible heritage and I wanted to develop a ‘barcade’ concept that truly celebrated and developed that legacy,” he explained. “We wanted something that fitted with William John Hale’s original and stunning design [of the building] but provided something to wow 21st century customers. Our strap line is ‘Temple of Fun’ – we provide a whole experience.”