New bar offering coffee, drinking, and dining opens in Halifax

Businessman Ross Thomas has returned to his hometown of Halifax to open Good Mood, an establishment aiming to bring an authentic city feel to the north.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 7:00 am
Owner Ross Thomas outside of Good Mood, Halifax

The bar’s ethos was inspired by Ross’ time living in London over the past 10 years, with its vibrant hospitality scene, after which he relocated back to his birthplace with plans to open a business of his own.

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Described in the Guardian as the “Shoreditch of the North” due to its bustling music and arts scene, Ross saw Halifax as a perfect landing place for what he had to offer.

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Good Mood serves speciality coffee and tea, as well as craft beers, and organic wines.

Ross said: “The aim is to bring something special to this community by providing a quality offering, similar to those I’ve experienced in London.

"The development of Good Mood has been influenced by both my time in London, and my love my home town. It has all culminated with a unique offering in Halifax that we are very proud of.”

Good Mood is situated on Commercial Street, bringing new jobs to the area and giving specialist training to new baristas and bar staff.

This effort to revitalise town centre real estate ties back to Ross’ goal. He said: “Particularly at a moment like this, we hope that investing in the town centre will translate to a positive economic and cultural impact on the area.

"We care about our community and want to see it thrive in the face of these challenging circumstances.”