Australian stationary brand Smiggle and American fast food restaurant chain KFC have opened at Friars Walk, Newport ahead of Christmas to join the line-up of brands including JD Sports, Debenhams and Pandora.
Smiggle has taken 900 sq ft in one of the last remaining prime units in the centre on a 10-year lease, and KFC has taken 2,100 sq ft in the only remaining catering unit on the ground floor surrounding the 8-screen Cineworld multiplex, on a 20-year lease.
Local operator Hi Coffee also joined these international names in 200 sq ft of space in the bus station concourse in a brand new Express format unit.
Nick Hartwell, Director at Lunson Mitchenall said: “We are pleased to be able to announce the opening of these new exciting brands for Friars Walk, which will add significantly to the current tenant mix. They also mark an important point for Friars Walk as it starts its third full year since opening. The quality of these tenants and their strong fit within the centre are a testament to Lunson Mitchenall’s expertise in retail lettings.”
The deals are part of Lunson Mitchenall’s continued work at the Newport scheme.