HAMMERSON ANNOUNCE THAT FALLON & BYRNE IS SET TO OPEN A NEW FLAGSHIP
Forty Five Ten, the Dallas-based luxury brand is headed East and will open its first store, a 16,000sq ft location at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards. Set to open in March next year, the upscale emporium will join the company’s existing stores across Texas and California. The design concept for the retailer’s Hudson Yards outpost was created in partnership with New York-based firm Snarkitecture. It echoes Forty Five Ten’s regard for the unusual design element. The multi-section store presents the brand’s evolving selection of emerging and pillar designers in women’s, men’s, home and beauty. The New York location will be the second largest for the brand, following its flagship in downtown Dallas, which opened in 2016. The 37,000sq ft, four-storey store features three retail levels and a top-floor restaurant and lounge. Museum-quality art is featured throughout the space. Founded in Dallas, Texas eighteen years ago, Forty Five Ten was acquired by Headington Companies four years ago back in 2014.
NEXT ANNOUNCED AS FIRST RETAILER IN THE GLASS WORKS
Barnsley Council and development manager Queensberry have announced Next as the first retail tenant to sign up to The Glass Works - the transformative retail and leisure development in Barnsley town centre. Next, the global clothing, footwear and home retailer, will take up the chief pitch within the new glass-covered mall. The 20,000sq ft Next store will be spread over two floors and will offer the company’s renowned high-quality clothing and footwear. Once open, the new, bigger store will replace the town centre’s existing store found in the Alhambra Shopping Centre. The Glass Works is the 3.8ha, £130M scheme that is set to regenerate the heart of the town centre. Construction is well underway on the first phase of the scheme, and phase two will begin in the autumn.
Shopping centre owner INTU has worked with fashion retailer river island to launch its first standalone kidswear store ahead of a national roll out. The new Shop, opened last month in a 3,000sq ft space close to one of river island’s strong performing regional stores. River island’s kids & mini collections for children Up to 12 years old will be sold in the new store. Kate grant, regional managing director at intu, said: river island came to us last year with plans for the first River island kids in the uk and we’ve been working with them closely to launch this exciting new store in intu braehead.
NESPRESSO TO JOIN TUNSGATE QUARTER
Nespresso is the latest name to join the line-up of lifestyle brands opening at Tunsgate Quarter, the new retail and restaurant development in the heart of Guildford town centre, in spring of this year. The pioneer and leading quality coffee brand will be opening a Boutique concept store, providing coffee-lovers with an opportunity to sample a selection of its high-quality coffee blends from around the world. The new Nespresso Boutique will showcase the brand’s dedication to innovation and sustainability, alongside its diverse range of coffees, Nespresso machines and accessories. The Boutique will provide an interactive experience for shoppers, with a number of Coffee Specialists on-hand to share their expertise, inviting customers to sample different blends, to find their perfect coffee and intensity levels. Coffee masterclasses will also be hosted within the boutique for those wishing to enhance their coffee knowledge.
NEW TRIO LAND AT NEWPORT COURT
Following the success of Bubblewrap and Bake’s Taikayi fish ice cream cones in Chinatown London, Shaftesbury has announced that three new dessert operators have opened in Newport Court, part of its 48,000sq ft Central Cross mixed-use development bordering Chinatown, Soho, Covent Garden and Leicester Square. TSUJIRI, the 155-year old Japanese tea house is the first, and the brand has opened at 33 Newport Court a 580sq ft tea house spread over two floors which includes 30 covers. Guo C 100, one of the leading Hong Kong-style dessert brands in China, has made its European debut at 35 Newport Court. Known for their delicious and healthy fruit desserts, Guo C 100 has over 350 stores across China, the US, Australia and South Korea. Completing the trio is RORO at 34 Newport Court, with the brand launching a 560sq ft site. The modern dessert bar specialises in Chinese and Asian desserts