The challenges facing the retail sector are well documented but a trio of recent deals secured in the space of a fortnight leaving a shopping centre in the southside of Glasgow fully let suggests that The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns is successfully bucking the prevailing national trend.
The three new retailers at The Avenue are: homeware and gift store About Living; Arran Aromatics, the independent Scottish manufacturer of fine fragrance and toiletries, and The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the retailer of quality, fashionable clothing at value prices.
Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “I’m delighted to welcome our three new tenants to The Avenue and am certain that our shoppers will be grateful for the expanded retail offering they bring to the local community.
“The fact that this trio of deals means that The Avenue is now fully let suggests that, despite what the doom-mongers might profess, there exist pockets of activity where the retail sector remains very buoyant.
“Newton Mearns is one such area and our offering to shoppers of an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre is evidently proving attractive.”
The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel. It is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
The Avenue is managed by BTWShiells, the commercial property consultancy ranked number 4 in the Trevor Wood Associates Going Shopping 2011. Other Scottish centres managed by BTWShiells are the Forge Shopping Centre in Glasgow and The Regent Shopping Centre in Hamilton, both of which have also recently attracted a number of new lettings to expand their customer offers.
For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018
Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media www.liquorice-media.com
Date 1st November 2011