Barons Quay woos food market operator

Barons Quay shopping centre is set to capitalise on the boom in food markets with a letting to an established operator to deliver bars, street food and live music to the centre. The popular Marine Street Social operates in New Brighton, Liverpool and is looking to replicate the success with the opening of Barons Quay Social.

Opening directly opposite the Odeon cinema, Barons Quay Social will operate over 6,000 sq ft of space plus a 4,000 sq ft roof terrace on a conventional lease with a turnover rent. The market will include event space and up to six street food operators who will be rotated to keep the offering new and exciting.

“The market will create a draw for the scheme and a point of difference with a roof terrace overlooking the River Weaver. It is difficult for landlords to operate this kind of leisure offering themselves and an experienced operator such as Marine Street Social will help to drive footfall” says GCW director Nick Warr.

“The evidence from developments such as nearby Altrincham Market shows that it is important to provide a far broader range of uses for town centres. GCW’s experience with developments such as the Market Hall’s letting at Fulham Broadway tell us that food and beverage should never be an after-thought but an integral part of a centre. We expect this to be a catalyst to more lettings” he adds.

“Northwich is a beautiful town and the venue stood out for us because of its positioning overlooking the river” says Marine Street Social owner Carl Thomas.

GCW continues to sign new retailers including Card Factory who is relocating from elsewhere in the town.