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Mowgli Street Food pull out of St George’s Shopping Centre renovation plans

Posted on - 25th June, 2020 - 1:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Restaurants in Preston
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Mowgli Street Food have announced that they will no longer be opening up in Preston city centre.

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The restaurant chain was due to open in St George’s Shopping Centre as part of the Friargate-side redevelopment plans but during Wednesday night announced that this would no longer be the case.

In a Facebook post, owner Nisha Katona said: “The aim of Mowgli’s existence is to enrich lives in the cities that we go to: our employees, our communities through our charitable giving and our guests by feeding you delicious healthy home from home reasonably priced food.

“These things we can only do if our rents do not haemorrhage our ability to share any success generously and fairly.

“I’m afraid Mowgli Preston is now not on.”

A view looking up Friargate towards the revamped shopping centre
A view looking up Friargate towards the revamped shopping centre

Nisha Katona MBE, a former Preston barrister, announced last October that she was opening in the shopping centre, but has had to pull out as plans have ‘mothballed’.

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Mark Whittle from Preston BID said: “We are disappointed to learn that exciting brands due to locate in Preston may have had to temporarily re-evaluate their plans.

“There is no doubt that the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on businesses, and they are understandably consolidating before investing in new sites.

“We hope that the economy recovers as soon as possible in order that we can look forward to welcoming further investment in Preston’s leisure scene.”

Blog Preston has contacted St George’s Shopping Centre for comment but has not yet received a response.

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