That was the year that was: The Liverpool stories that got you going in 2017; Damon Fairclough; Confidentials Liverpool

UK – Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

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January | Liverpool Baltic ‘fourth trendiest place in UK’

THE Baltic Triangle has been touted as Liverpool’s next big thing for several years, but maybe it was 2017 when its regeneration engine really kicked into gear.

Back in January it swiped fourth spot on TravelSupermarket’s vaguely risible Hip Hang-Out Neighbourhood Index (“We didn’t base the ranking on beard-to-face and pints of craft beer ratios!” yelped the press release), but the year has also seen some less flaky signs that the neighbourhood is consolidating nicely.

While the area still doesn’t exactly buzz round the clock, the rapid growth of food, drink and other businesses round Cains Brewery Village – now officially part of the Baltic brand – have added extra appeal alongside longer-standing venues like Camp & Furnace and Constellations.

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