Now thats interesting because i had heard it was the other way round, with MM hawking their wares around and getting the mighty brush off from most, and a 'we'll call you back' from the rest...zara moved because there was not enough storage.
NBS taking KFC unit.
American retailer moving into new eldon square development (probs americal apparel)
urban outfitters were going to go into Monument Mall, mall managers turned down opportunity.
jamie olivers restaurant chain were to go into old eldon square, but has been put on hold.
hood street will not get boss, ralph or d&g. we dont have footfall or retailer requirements.
tommi hilfiger, armani exchange, new era (caps), bose looking for space.
footlocker relocating off northumberland street, probs into eldon square opposite USC.
That reason from Zara (lack of floorspace) was very much their party line, when it was more like a simple cost vs takings imbalance. If their reason were true, they wouldve opened up in Eldon Square immediately afterwards in what is now Monsoon or Blacks, both of which had leases available but they passed on the opportunity.
The Jamie Oliver restaurant is a new one on me, i know both Las Iguanas and Pizza Express in ES have stalled, though that doesnt mean it wont happen.