A DESSERT parlour inside the iconic former Beales department store building will open next month.

Heavenly Desserts which currently has more than 20 parlours around the UK, has pencilled in an opening date of ‘mid-August’.

Work is currently underway to refurbish the building and there is a sign on the window advertising jobs. The new store will create 20 jobs, including managers, assistant managers, shift supervisors, and front and back of house team members.

New store openings manager, Jacob Verity, said: “Heavenly Desserts is all about using the best ingredients, creating the perfect desserts and giving our guests an unrivalled dessert experience.

“It’s a treat that allows visitors to indulge whether for a celebration, or just to catch up with friends – and we can’t wait to open the doors for those across Bolton to enjoy.”

The venue, which will be based in Unit 1 of 79-87 Deansgate (the former Beales department store) will have seating for 72 people.

It will be open seven days a week, from 11am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 11am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The company believes that its menu ‘provides the perfect blend of rich flavours and textures for anyone seeking a moment of pure decadent indulgence’.

Highlights from the menu include the Heavenly Desserts Cookie Dough, which is described as ‘smothered in Belgian milk chocolate, strawberries and the smoothest Madagascan Vanilla gelato’, and the Brownie Explosion, referred to as ‘a truly chocolatey dream come true’.

The Bolton store opening is part of the chain’s expansion plans.

The group was formed in 2008 and it recently opened parlours in Sheffield, Wolverhampton and Cardiff, with another parlour planned for Peterborough, as well as Bolton.

Beales, formerly known as Whitakers, closed on New Year’s Eve two years ago and has been vacant ever since.

Earlier this year, Slater’s Menswear became the first business to open in the grade-II listed former department store, after relocating from Oxford Street.

There are other units still available for commercial use within the building.

To apply for a job at Heavenly Desserts, send a CV and covering letter, along with the position you wish to apply for, to bolton@heavenlydesserts.co.uk.

For more information, visit heavenlydesserts.co.uk.