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Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 pm
by LRcardiff
In 2013 planning permission was requested from "C/O The Kings" to turn Jessops it into a bar.

I hear through the grape fine the same people have to be waiting for the Jessops' lease to expire and are planning to do the same again.

https://planningonline.cardiff.gov.uk/o ... APR_103129

(...... very interesting that Parc Lane fish and chip show has closed didn't the same people run that?)

Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:35 pm
by Amoore
I remember about a year or so ago hearing Pulse had plans to develop all the ground floor units of Churchill House into bar/restaurant units, running one new bar by itself and renting the rest out. It doesn't seem to have come to anything though and Wales Air Ambulance is now in the former HSBC Bank.

I wouldn't be surprised if Jessops becomes another charity shop considering the incentives they have compared to businesses. Pulse seems to have sewn up most of the trade from Wow's closure, looking a lot busier in the late afternoon/evenings, so I think they'd be foolish to open another bar which might once again dilute the trade.

Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:15 pm
by elgdav

Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:10 pm
by Amoore
The new Metro Bank opened today on Queen Street and although it's quite a basic glass fronted building the flashy interior makes it looks very impressive and futuristic.

Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:08 pm
by durhamcowboy
So, Hollister and Gilly Hicks is moving to the Hayes side of the centre next to Luke (I think) and there’s hoarding up where the clarks unit was on the other side - does this mean Zara will take the old hollister unit?

Also Hawkins Bazaar is closing due to the firm entering in to administration. Radley has signs up to say that it too is closing down.

Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:24 pm
by Lyndon
That must be about the fourth time that Hawkins Bazaar has closed. The shop must be cursed......or indestructible.

Re: Cardiff Retail

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:41 pm
by jonnywill25
durhamcowboy wrote:So, Hollister and Gilly Hicks is moving to the Hayes side of the centre next to Luke (I think) and there’s hoarding up where the clarks unit was on the other side - does this mean Zara will take the old hollister unit


To my knowledge, Zara are taking the entire stretch of units from Kin + Ilk down to Hollister. These units comprise of UG13/14, UG15/16, UG17 and UG18/19. I had expected Hollister to relocate to MSU05, considering how well Gilly Hicks traded from this unit, however I don't think the A&F brands have the same appeal in 2020. That being said, the new style store concept will certainly suit UG46/47 (previously DV8).

By moving to UG46/47 Hollister will be increasing their store size from 9,200 Sq Ft to 12,250 Sq Ft (Inclusive of Mezzanine)

I wonder if USC will relocate once again? I think USC would be better suited back on Queen Street now.