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The Food Warehouse to open at Queen Street retail park

Posted on - 14th June, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Food Warehouse is planned in for Queen Street
The Food Warehouse is planned in for Queen Street

Branded as ‘the big brother’ of Iceland supermarkets the latest opening on the Queen Street retail park has been confirmed.

Work has begun on The Food Warehouse which will be built next door to Aldi.

The 11,000 square foot store is due to be open in November this year.

It follows the opening of Smyths Toys on the retail park, in place of a carpet shop, and plans from The Range were approved to extend its current store and refurbish its exterior.

Read more: ‘Urban village’ plan for Stoneygate

Upmarket bathroom chain Villeroy and Boch have also confirmed they will be opening at Queen Street.

How the Villeroy and Boch showroom may look
How the Villeroy and Boch showroom may look

The Brookhouse Group, who own the site, said: “We’re extremely pleased with the transformation at Queens Central over the past 18 months. A high quality public realm together with a strong tenant mix has proved to work as a shop window to attract new retailers as well as retain our existing tenants. With The Range having also re geared their lease the weighted average unexpired lease term for the park is in excess of 14 years which puts us in a strong position.

“Whilst the pace of change in the retail sector is at uncharted levels we do feel that opportunities are still there If the product and mix are presented and managed in the right way. Visitor numbers to the Park have increased by 24% in a period of 12 months. With Smyths and Food Warehouse footfall to add to the mix, 2018 should be yet another very positive year of growth for Queens Shopping Park.”

Read more: Expansion plan for The Range in Preston

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