‘Department store for kids’ confirmed as new retail anchor
Queensberry has signed award-winning retailer, Kids Cavern, as the first major retail letting as part of its vision to reposition and refurbish Liverpool’s Metquarter. Scheduled to open in September, Kids Cavern will occupy nearly 15,000 sq ft and is being billed as a department store specifically designed for kids.
Established in 1989, Kids Cavern is the UK’s largest independent retailer for kids clothing and shoes and will host a range of beautiful brands including Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Kenzo Kids, Roberto Cavalli Junior, Armani Junior, Hugo Boss, Canada Goose, and Moncler. The store will also include a soda bar, iPad stations and chillout areas for parents.
The latest signing forms a central part of the centre’s redevelopment strategy to refocus the centre with a collection of high quality restaurant brands to the Victoria Street end of Metquarter with luxury retail concentrated on the lower level and the front of the centre. Boutique cinema operator, Everyman Cinemas has already signed as leisure anchor. Queensberry received planning permission for the proposed changes last year and work started on the works in January this year.
Stuart Harris, commercial director and co-founder of Queensberry said: “This is another important step in moving towards our vision of revitalising and repositioning Metquarter as a premium shopping and leisure experience in the heart of Liverpool. We’re currently in negotiation with several other exciting retail and restaurant brands that we’re hoping to reveal over the next few months.”