Restaurant chain heavyweights sign up to £25m development

Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle

A number of major restaurant chains have signed up to an 80,000 sq ft leisure extension of Grey’s Quarter in Newcastle with more to follow in 2017.

Red’s True BBQ, Smashburger and Chiquito are the latest restaurants to open, taking circa 5,000 sq ft, 2,000 sq ft and 6,900 sq ft sites as part of the £25 million development of Eldon Square shopping centre.

The sites join a dining line-up including George’s Great British Kitchen, Handmade Burger Co., PizzaStorm, Frankie & Benny’s, Bella Italia, Giraffe, ASK Italian and Crepeffaire.

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Thai fine dining concept Chaophraya, will also be opening this month, followed by The Alchemist and Tapas Revolution launching in early 2017.

Commenting on the wide range of signings, Amy Counsell, leasing agent at UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, said: “It has been fantastic to see intu Eldon Square’s Grey’s Quarter evolve and to work alongside intu from the project’s early stages to help bring the strategy to life.

“With such a strong line-up of operators we are thrilled that intu Eldon Square has been re-positioned as Newcastle city centre’s most exciting dining destination.”

Kate Grant, regional director at intu, added: “The response to Grey’s Quarter so far has been incredibly positive and trading has been strong. This is only going to continue with further new openings.

“We can already see an uplift in footfall at intu Eldon Square and Grey’s Quarter will increase dwell time, developing our strategy to make the centre a destination for shoppers to enjoy more leisure time with us.”

Shelley Sandzer acted on behalf of into.

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