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SPACE HAVE LET 1 GALLOWTREE GATE TO CHOPSTIX

October 21, 2021

chopstix

SPACE – Retail Property Consultants have let 1 Gallowtree Gate to Chopstix, the Pan-Asian noodle chain.

Now trading from over 60 locations nationwide, Leicester has been a long-held target for Chopstix. The fitout is to an exceptionally high standard including c.100 covers over 2 floors, a ‘living wall’and with quirky and fun designs throughout.

Martin Herbert of SPACE, acting on behalf of the Landlord commented:

“the unit came to market during the 2nd lockdown and we immediately received significant interest from regional and national retailers. The unit was always destined to become a fast- casual dining unit, being on one of the most prominent corners in the city centre”

David Simmons of HSA Retail advised Chopstix

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SPACE HAVE LET 130-140 CHARLES STREET TO AFRIKANA

October 21, 2021

afrikana

SPACE – Retail Property Consultants have let 130 – 140 Charles Street to Afrikana, an expanding midlands based restaurant chain specialising in authentic African cuisine signing a new 15- year lease.

Leicester is the seventh location acquired for this growing restaurant operation who already trade from Birmingham, Blackburn, Cardiff, Dalston, Derby and Walsall.

Josh Porter of SPACE, acting on behalf of the Landlord commented:

“A pleasure working with Afrikana on this. It’s great to see strong national restaurant brands expanding following the turbulent times of COVID-19. Another great and unique food offer for Leicester City Centre.”

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FOX BOOKS AT ST MARTINS SHOPPING CENTRE

July 21, 2021

Fox Books

SPACE – Retail Property Consultants have let Unit 9 St Martins Shopping Centre to Fox Books, an independent book shop specialising in the retail sale of new fiction, non-fiction and children’s best sellers.

The tenant has signed a new 5-year lease and will trade alongside existing occupiers including; Alrodia Jewellers, the Bottle Garden, Giggling Squid, Mowlgi Street Food, Crafty, Kai and Just So Italian.

St Martins Shopping Centre is Leicester’s highly sought after destination location for quality independent retailers and restaurateurs which continues to perform strongly as COVID restrictions are slowly eased.

Josh Porter, retained sole letting agent at SPACE commented:

“Fox Books are a great addition further supporting the strong and complimentary tenant mix at St Martins which the landlords are striving to maintain”

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A PLAN INSURANCE AT 18 THE SQUARE MARKET HARBOROUGH

July 21, 2021

A Plan

SPACE – Retail Property Consultants on behalf of the landlord have let 18 The Square, Market Harborough to A Plan Insurance, a national insurance broker specialising in all aspects of insurance and currently trade from circa 100 locations.

The tenant signed a new 10-year lease and are trading alongside nearby retailers Grape Tree, Boots Pharmacy, Mountain Warehouse, Fat Face, Ladbrokes, Waterstones, Superdrug and New Look.

Market Harborough, a strong retailing market town, has performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to see demand from retailers seeking representation.

Josh Porter the letting agent at SPACE commented:

“A Plan Insurance are a highly regarded national retailer who have had a historical requirement for the Town. We are really pleased to have completed this letting, especially during a difficult and uncertain 12 months to an established retailer”

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SPACE have let Unit 35 St Martins Shopping Centre to Alrodia Jewellers

December 3, 2020

Alrodia Jewellers

SPACE – Retail Property Consultants have let Unit 35 St Martins Shopping Centre to Alrodia Jewellers an independent high end jewellery retailer specialising in importing the finest quality jewels and diamonds from the Philippines.

The tenant has signed a new 5-year lease and will trade alongside existing occupiers including; the Bottle Garden, Giggling Squid, Mowlgi Street Food, Crafty, Kai and Just So Italian.

St Martins Shopping Centre has become a highly sought after destination retail location for quality independent retailers and restaurateurs since being acquired by Shearer Property Group in 2016.

Josh Porter at retained sole letting agents SPACE commented:

“this is a really exciting letting for St Martins which further supports the unique and complimentary tenant mix for which the Shopping Centre has gained a well deserved reputation for”

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GRAPE TREE OPEN IN MARKET HARBOROUGH

January 7, 2020

SPACE are delighted to see Grape Tree opened at 22 The Square, Market Harborough at the end of last year, taking place of the former Johnsons Dry Cleaners.

Grape Tree is dedicated to ensuring their products are the finest natural whole foods, offering exceptional value, choice and quality second to none.

SPACE acted on behalf of the Assignor Johnsons Cleaners UK Limited, Rob Powter & Co acted for Grape Tree.

For more information contact Josh Porter or Martin Herbert

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