Next up for new development

March 29 2015

FASHION retailer Next has announced it will open a store in the new Yate Riverside complex.

FASHION retailer Next has announced it will open a store in the new Yate Riverside complex.
Italian restaurant chain Prezzo and American-themed Deans Diner have also been confirmed as tenants at the development, which will open alongside the Cineworld six-screen cinema.
Mark Hull, of Crestbridge, said the arrival of Next was “fantastic” for the town and the development scheme.
He said: “It will be a catalyst to attract other retailers and is a major statement of confidence in both the town and Yate Riverside.
“We have always been aware that shoppers want a broader range of fashion choice at the centre and this will answer their demands.”
He said the two restaurant chains would also help create a vibrant night time economy around the new cinema.
Mr Hull said: “We have several other operators close to agreeing deals for both the retail and restaurant units but bringing the first tenants onboard is always the major challenge.”
There will be three retail units at the development, with the first due to open later this year. Eight restaurant cafes are also part of the scheme and the cinema will open by the spring of 2016.
Andy Lowrey, the Yate Shopping Centre manager, said: “Existing traders understand that bringing more high street names into the town can only increase footfall and lead to more activity across the centre as a whole.”