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Re: St. Davids Shopping Centre

PostSat Oct 14, 2017 4:02 pm

Quick Update

- Jacamo | Simply Be have opened their 5,343 Sq Ft pop up store on the Upper Grand Arcade

- Calvin Klein Underwear have opened their brand owned 714 Sq Ft store on the Lower Grande Arcade

- Kid's Around have opened their sixth UK store on the Lower Grand Arcade in a 2,135 Sq Ft unit

- Oliver Bonas have now opened their first Welsh store on the Hayes in the unit previously occupied by Kurt Geiger (2,324 St Ft)

- Ushi's have relocated to LG40 which is the unit which previously housed Mango. This unit recently had planning permission granted for Godiva to open. It'll be interesting to see what is happening with this now

- Soho Coffee Co. have closed their coffee shop on Town Wall South
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Re: St. Davids Shopping Centre

PostTue Oct 31, 2017 2:13 pm

Hoardings have been erected in front of the following units:

- Byron (MSU06B + LG28/29)
- Lovisa (CW18)
- Virgin Holiday's (CW23)
- Former SoHo Coffee (TW38/40)

In other news, the lease for unit 2B (Currently occupied by Sblended) has been put back on the market.
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Re: St. Davids Shopping Centre

PostTue Oct 31, 2017 3:20 pm

There still seems to be a lack of new retailers to fill the large empty units. The former Mothercare, USC, DV8, Gilly Hicks and Clas Ohlson are all still empty I think. Gilly Hicks has been a few years now.

Any news on the horizon about these?
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Re: St. Davids Shopping Centre

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 6:13 pm

Simon_SW17 wrote:There still seems to be a lack of new retailers to fill the large empty units. The former Mothercare, USC, DV8, Gilly Hicks and Clas Ohlson are all still empty I think. Gilly Hicks has been a few years now.

Any news on the horizon about these?


No news on any of these fronts! Not even rumours... Nevertheless, I've given some thought into potential retailers for some of our larger vacant units:

Mothercare > Uniqlo (12,228 Sq Ft)
Clas Ohlson > Missguided (17,700 Sq Ft)
Guess > COS (6,820 Sq Ft)
USC > Zara Home (9,621 Sq Ft)
DV8 > Pull & Bear | Stradivarius (12,253 Sq Ft)
Gilly Hicks > Urban Revivo (? Sq Ft)

[Urban Revivo is China's leading fast fashion brand, which is branching into the UK as of 2018. Their first planned opening is Westfield White City. With the considerable Chinese student population in Cardiff, I could certainly envisage this chain opening within the city providing a successful launch in London]

Back to real life... Footasylum Women's are opening a pop up shop in the unit which was previously occupied by SoHo Coffee!
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Re: St. Davids Shopping Centre

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 7:18 pm

There'a a planning app for Kurt Geiger to reopen in the un let LG31 in the Grand Arcade. I thought as they'd surrendered their lease to Oliver Bonas that they weren't doing very well in Cardiff. Clearly not and they're just going for a cheaper unit.

Good to see that some premium stores can cut it and it's not all Primarni.
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