After years of rumours about Hulme's 'The Junction' pub , news has arrived that it has been sold by owners, Hydes brewery .
Pub advocacy group CAMRA  reports that it has been sold to a local property developer, separately identified as PortfolioUK .
Built in the Victorian era, The Junction is an iconic Hulme landmark  and one of the last traditional community pubs in the area. Its said that there was once an underground tunnel between the The Junction and the nearby Hippodrome  so that performers staying at (there was once accommodation on the long ago removed third floor) could get direct access to the theatre. 
Local activists are looking into how the venue can be retained as a community asset pointing out that the new Plunkett Foundation programme  aims to support up to 80 local pubs with a fund of £3.6 million over 2 years.
Hulme Green, Deyika Nzeribe commented 'Its a shame that Hydes did not appear value the importance of The Junction as part of the Hulme community, I'm sure they would have given a chance to local people to put in an offer.
'Over recent years we've lost The Grants , The Seahawk  and now The Junction seems to be heading the same way.
'The Universities [11, 12] and Housing associations  in Hulme have spent millions on their private property projects, well here is a chance for them to support a real piece of Hulme history. If they really do support the local community, they can put their money where their mouth is'.