Five new tenants will be showing their faces in Yate Shopping Centre over the next few months after having agreed to take premises.

In North Walk, two former vacant units have been occupied by independent card shop operator, Card N Wrap, who started fit-out yesterday in unit 31 North Walk, and Turkish barber and unisex hairdresser, Karizma, opened in 33 North Walk earlier this month.

However, the most significant change is the redevelopment of the former Entertainer unit at the end of West Walk to accommodate three smaller operations including a return to Yate of the popular Entertainer outlet in a new 4,500 square foot unit.

Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager said, “The Entertainer unit in West Walk has been vacant since January 2014 and it has been difficult to attract shops requiring that amount of space. We opted to split the unit and have received many subsequent offers.

“The other two new operators in addition to Entertainer are Loungers, a locally based informal food led cafe/bar outlet, and Papa John’s pizza shop. These new additions bring further variety to the Centre and will increase our evening trade offer”.

Entertainer started its fit-out earlier this month, expecting to open on 5th August, and Loungers took occupation this week to start their internal works with a scheduled opening of 9th August. Papa John’s is expected to start internal works imminently.

Andy Lowrey said “With so much new housing coming online locally in the foreseeable future, it is important we have a wide selection of outlets to suit the many different tastes. It is great that these five new tenants realise the importance of tapping into this growing market by having a presence in Yate Shopping Centre”.

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