Several hours after Sam participated in I work in the cityCanal Street would have been bouncing.

The 28-year-old would also have been at the center of it all. He is the bar supervisor on Via, in the heart of the Village. when the MEN visits only staff present, preparing for a busy afternoon and night trade.

Originally from a particularly affectionate part of the Midlands, Sam Winter now calls Salford home. It’s right in the thick of the city, now.

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What makes it work?

Where is your favorite hidden gem?

I don’t really go anywhere, I’m always here and everyone knows this place.

What is your favorite view of the city or in the city?

I don’t know the name of the bridge, but wherever the Taylor Swift cut-out is. Apparently she stays.

Where is the best place to go for dinner in the city?


Where would you take someone to show them the real Manchester?

Northern Quarter shows a lot of diversity and there are all kinds.

What is your favorite Mancunian neighborhood?

Ancoats, I like the atmosphere with the canal next to it and everything on your doorstep.

sam loves tram taylor(Image: Vincent Cole – Manchester Evening News)

What are the five words that best describe the city?

Different, exciting, welcoming, diversity… and that’s it.

City or United?


Liam or Noel?

Oooh, I would have to go either. I’m not from the north, so I don’t want to start something.

Your favorite pub in the city is…?

Behind Closed Doors is very, very nice.

Who is your favorite ‘character’ in town?

In the past, we had them, but not anymore. They were called Sexy Lexi, but I can’t tell what they would do!

What is the one thing you would add or remove from Manchester if you could…

I would remove Piccadilly Gardens. The state after the Christmas Markets…



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