http://www.propertyweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=36&storycode=3152066All Saints’ quest for holy grail
All Saints has signed for eight stores in the last two weeks as part of its rapid UK expansion plan
The fashion chain has taken a 10,000 sq ft store on a new 15-year lease at 282-292 Westbourne Grove on the corner of Portobello Road. It has also taken a 1,719 sq ft second store at Westfield London for six months. In Brighton it has taken 6,316 sq ft at 62-63 East Street for £260,000 a year. In York it is taking 3,350 sq ft on a 10-year lease at 79-81 Low Petergate. In Newcastle’s Eldon Square, it has signed for 8,100 sq ft on a 10-year lease at £300,000 a year or 10% of turnover. In Birmingham it has taken 3,732 sq ft in the Mailbox on a 15-year lease for £186,000 a year or 10% of turnover. It is also due to sign at One New Change in the City of London for a 5,274 sq ft store on a 15-year lease at £200,000 a year or 10% of turnover.
http://www.propertyweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=36&storycode=3152381SuperGroup to Breed 20 stores in 2010
By Laura Chesters
Fashion retailer aims to build on the opening of its biggest UK store The Toyko and US street fashion-inspired clothing chain SuperGroup aims to open 20 shops in 2010, as part of a long-term plan to have 100 UK stores. SuperGroup which trades as Cult, Superdry and 77 Breed, has 40 stores and 52 concessions in the UK, and will open before Christmas in Aberdeen, Dublin, Bicester and Bath. This month, it has opened a 5,700 sq ft store in the Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke, and a 14,000 sq ft store in the St David’s centre in Cardiff. Next year, openings will include a 4,630 sq ft store at the Eldon Square extension in Newcastle. Superdry is in the market for units offering 3,000-4,000 sq ft of sales space, while Cult, which carries a wider range of lines, is seeking units of 6,000-14,000 sq ft. The 77 Breed concept, which was previously a wholesale-only brand, made its debut in London’s Covent Garden in June.
http://www.myretailtherapist.com/default.asp?id=590&ver=1GO Outdoors continue expansion with two new stores
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GO Outdoors continue their impressive expansion plans with a store in Basingstoke opening last weekend and another opening in Newcastle this weekend. GO Outdoors are making use of large out-of-town stores that haven't worked for their previous tenants (MFI in the case of the Basingstoke and Wickes in Newcastle), but suit their superstore needs. The Newcastle store is the second to open in the region this year, following the opening of the Stockton on Tees branch in March. The new Newcastle store features a family-friendly five metre indoor climbing wall and different walking surfaces for trying out footwear. It will also stock over 20,000 outdoor lines to supply walking, skiing, fishing, cycling and camping enthusiasts. The dedicated tent area will house over 35 tents alone. GO Outdoors announced plans earlier this year for nineteen new stores across the UK by 2011.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/108465-waterstones-takes-on-borders-wallsend-concession.htmlWaterstone's takes on Borders' Wallsend concession
HMV will open a Waterstone's concession at the site of the former Borders in Silverlink, Wallsend.
A spokesperson for HMV Group was unable to confirm the size of the concession, which will be part of a wider HMV store. He said the rebranded branch will open "within the next few weeks".
The shop has two floors of trading space. It was one of 45 Borders stores that closed following the retailer going into administration in November.
http://www.propertyweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=297&storycode=3156900&c=1New York goes to Newcastle
08:00 | 22.01.10
By Laura Chesters
Topshop is bringing New York style to Newcastle next month. Its soon to be relocated Topshop store at Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle will be the first UK store to be based on its successful New York store. The 15,102 sq ft store will house a larger selection of Topshop’s mainline, maternity, boutique and Moto denim collections alongside concessions. Brother brand Topman will be located on the third floor of the store. Design elements of the new store include a shoe lounge to overlook Eldon Square. It will open on 16th February as part of Capital Shopping Centre’s opening of the extension on St Andrew’s Way. Topshop opened its first US store in the junction of Broadway and Broom in SoHo in New York last year..
http://bbatchgroup.com/index.php/news/article/hmv_-_waterstones_-_silverlink_-_newcastle/HMV & Waterstones Silverlink Centre in Newcastle gets awarded to BBG
11th January 2010
As a joint venture, the retailers have asked BBG to transform an existing Borders bookshop into a HMV and Waterstone's split store.
Works to the unit are to alter the store whilst retaining the Starbucks and Paperchase concessions within the existing retail space. The store will be split to make HMV located in the front of the store and Waterstone’s in the second half of the unit. With a 3 week window to complete works, the store is set to open on the 30th January 2010 - so watch this space.
http://www.propertyweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=297&storycode=3158313MORNING AFTER: Eldon Square shopping centre extension unveiled
14:15 | 17.02.10
By Laura Chesters
It’s synchronisation that other shopping centre developers dream of: On Friday, Capital Shopping Centres completed the deal to lease Arcadia’s redundant shops in Eldon Square to Next. Four days later, the Arcadia brands, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Miss Selfridge Top Shop and Top Man opened in St Andrew’s Way, Eldon Square’s 170,000 sq ft extension to the 400,000 sq ft shopping centre. Kay Chaldecott, managing director of Capital Shopping Centres, announced that she had applied to Newcastle City Council for planning permission to extend the old Arcadia units into a 55,000 sq ft Next on the Blackett Bridge mall. She refused to disclose the rent, except to say that it was an overall rather than zoned. Next, which abandoned Eldon Square many years ago, will open in January after relocating from Northumberland Street.
http://www.retail-week.com/HMV and Waterstones: Joined-up thinking
February 26, 2010
By John Ryan
The HMV Group has just opened its first joint HMV and Waterstone’s store, near Newcastle. John Ryan visits to see if the new format works Borders went under just before Christmas and there are still a significant number of its former shops (such as the one you see when driving round London’s North Circular road) in search of new occupants. Generally, these are large footprint stores and they were posited upon a melding of things bookish with a measure of entertainment and the ability to wash everything down with a skinny latte, an Americano, or something similar. The sad thing about its failure is that a decade or so ago the notion of what seemed like incompatible elements being yoked together under one roof appeared the way forward. There were banks that incorporated coffee shops and fashion retailers that sold homewares, and the list seemed to grow and grow.
http://www.retail-week.comTJX Europe to unveil first twin fascia
March 12, 2010
TJX Europe, which runs off-price retailer TK Maxx and homewares chain HomeSense in Europe, will unveil its first dual fascia store in Newcastle this autumn. The 45,000 sq ft store, in Capital Shopping Centres’ Metrocentre shopping scheme, will be the group’s first twin fascia offer in Europe. US parent company TJX Companies operates dual fascia stores in the US under the TJ Maxx and HomeGoods fascias. It is understood the retailer, which also opened a womenswear-only store in Putney in southwest London in January, would open further dual fascias if opportunities arise. TJX Europe senior vice president for brand and business development Deborah Dolce said: “At TJX Europe, we have huge flexibility in our real estate requirements. We have two fascias in TK Maxx and HomeSense and the ability to trade stores of all sizes. “Our TK Maxx Woman store in Putney, our dual fascia store in the Metrocentre and our large HomeSense store in the Merryhill retail park, are all evidence of this diverse portfolio of sites.”
Could this be the store they mean opening in the former Dorothy Perkins unit.Thats a good article, and quite positive too about a lot of the unit's being let. What is 202 though? That must be what is going in the former Dorothy Perkins unit and Footlocker in the former Republic unit.
http://www.myretailtherapist.com/default.asp?id=722&ver=1Hollister open first Welsh store
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Welsh shoppers will be treated to a taste of California from tomorrow (8th April) as Hollister are due to open their doors in St David's. The new shop will be Hollister's 11th UK store and their first in Wales.
Hollister will continue to increase their UK presence with another store opening next week, when the Newcastle store is due to open within the extension at Eldon Square.
The new store at St David's is located on the Upper Level opposite the Apple store.