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TGI Friday’s Set to Open New Unit at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre

The American-themed bar and restaurant TGI Friday’s has become the latest operator to join the line-up at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre. The new restaurant will open in August.


TGI Fridays has agreed a 15-year lease for two adjacent units comprising a total of 486sq m. The new restaurant, which will have up to 170 covers, will enjoy prominent frontage onto a new £1.5M piazza set to further transform the docks area adjacent to the centre. With its opening at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre TGI Friday’s, which first opened in New York in 1965, now has 63 restaurants in the UK and is one of seven TGI Friday’s opening in the UK this year.


Footfall at the centre has increased by 50 per cent since the opening of the centre’s new £60M leisure and lifestyle extension last December. David Carroll, Property Director of TGI Friday’s said: “We recognize the strategic importance of Gloucester Quays as a powerhouse destination for both outlet shopping and lifestyle experiences.”



Street Feast Comes to Lewisham


Land Securities has signed a pioneering London night market to its shopping centre in Lewisham as part of a new food concept. Street Feast brings together the capital’s best street food traders, chefs and restaurants to create a unique eating culture, offering people the chance to meet and eat in unusual locations while sampling high quality fast food.


Launched in June, it will run every Friday and Saturday night for 15 weeks throughtout the summer months. The company will revive a 7,500sq ft area of the centre, which used to be known as the Model Market in the 1950s. The concept attracts thousands of consumers to its variety of venues which has included car parks, breweries, warehouses, old tube stations and builders’ merchants to create a new way to eat, drink and socialise.


It’s expected that more than 4,000 people could visit Lewisham each week during the run.



The Light Cinemas Begins Growth


The Light Cinemas has recently opened The Light on the Fens, an eight-screen multiplex in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, this opening is the first of many currently in the works.


This latest opening from the UK’s fastest growing cinema operator anchors a new retail and leisure park, developed by Tesco to the southwest of Wisbech town centre. The eight screens range from 74 to 250 seats. This opening follows the astonishing success of its first UK operation on the Wirral.


The UK expansion plan for The Light Cinemas is now well underway. It has confirmed new cinema developments with Kier in Walsall, Ashcroft/Scottish Widows in Sheffield, Moorgarth in Bolton and Orchard Street in Dundee to create a further 34 screens. The company aim to have 78 screens in operation by mid-2016 and around 100 by 2017.



Heritage & History Dominate Latest NoChintz Project


Award-winning interiors and branding studio NoChintz has completed its latest project on behalf of iconic menswear brand Private White VC.


The Manchester-based studio was appointed by Private White VC late last year with a brief to create a new bespoke interior design for the brand’s new store and existing factory. The team has now completed both concepts installing all fixtures and fittings. While NoChintz hinged its designs on its client’s Mancunian roots, the main focus is on the calibre of the Private White product and garments are displayed around the new store in museum style cabinets.


Speaking about the project, Natalie Gray, Creative Director at NoChintz said: “This is an iconic brand and one I am truly proud to have worked with. The end result is very much what we and the client had in mind.”



Gina Unveils Latest Store on Mayfair’s Mount Street


Gina has announced its latest store, in Mayfair’s fashionable Mount Street, W1. As part of its program of international expansion, Mount Street has been identified as the venue of choice for Gina to invite people to discover the latest evolution in luxury fashion retail.


Georgian splendour is both the aesthetic and cultural template for the new store, as realised by premium retail interior design agency Caulder Moore. Within the space they have realised the allure and elegance of ‘fashionable high-society’ consumerism, for a modern age.


Observing the requirements of a Grade II listed building, the store façade and 900sq ft interior is the first phase in an exciting new retail development for Gina, creating a more subtly seductive environment to showcase the brand offer. This includes the full ready-to-wear collection of internationally celebrated shoes, sandals, boots and day/evening bags, in addition to the by-appointment Gina Couture service.


Ian Caulder, Founder and Creative Director at Caulder Moore commented: “With our long standing relationship with Gina shoes we wanted to create something extra special for the launch of their new Mount Street boutique - a location fast becoming the place for brands to be seen. The elegant, classical façade with its high ceilings inspired a new home for Gina in London, using beautiful contemporary furnishings set in soft grey panelled rooms with luxurious use of embellishment and fine details.”






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