A string of new lettings have been secured at the Merry Hill shopping centre in Dudley.
These include two restaurants and four pop-up shops, bringing a total of ten new tenants arriving at the centre in Brierley Hill since it reopened in July.
Family-run Indian Tavern Bar & Grill is due to open on the Waterfront this month while all-you-can-eat restaurant Bon Pan Asian is due to launch in the coming months.
In addition, four seasonal pop-up stores have arrived in the malls for the run up to Christmas – Thai Gifts, Sense Aroma, Calendar Club and Vintage Signs.
Among those to have opened since July are independent British women’s fashion brand Apricot, pop-up store Halloween House and specialist food shop Chuckling Cheese.
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Mothercare has also announced it will return to Merry Hill as part of its new partnership with Boots.
These new lettings are a welcome boost for the centre which recently came under new management following the administration in June of its previous owner Intu Properties.
Privately owned operator Ellandi has taken over as asset manager and is working with property consultancy Savills as managing agent which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre.
The investment programme started a few years ago by Intu will continue, including the current remodeling of the exterior of the shopping centre, due to complete next spring.
The retail hub will continue to be known as Intu Merry Hill for now but will be rebranded in 2021.
Merry Hill’s general manager Rachael Jackson said: “We are always working hard to keep our line-up fresh for our visitors.
“It’s fantastic to be welcoming these ten new, exciting additions to the centre alongside the other top fashion brands like Mango, Hobbs and All Good Things who joined us earlier in the year.
“With Christmas just around the corner, the festive spirit is setting in and many will be out shopping for presents for their loved ones.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors during this wonderful time of the year but ask that shoppers plan ahead and choose quieter times to shop, such as weekday afternoons and early evenings, whenever they can.”