Traders show faith in Gloucester with host of new shops
A HOST of traders have shown their faith in Gloucester and opened shops here this week.
And a bumper list of businesses are also lining up to kickstart their stores within the next few weeks.
Treasure Seekers opened in College Street on Thursday selling handmade crafts and retro sweets.
It's arrival means the shopping hot spot is fully stocked with traders for the first time in nine years.
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It was swiftly followed by the opening of jewellery franchise Pandora in Northgate Street.
Brothers Mark and Andrew Warr and dad David have invested £700,000 in making it a dazzling addition to the city.
They already own 15 David Christopher stores across the South West but this is their first venture into Gloucester.
Mark said: "We think Gloucester is great and underestimated.
"We have faith in Gloucester and faith the shop will do well."
Today Barratts is due to make its return to Eastgate Street in the unit next to Marks & Spencer.
B&M have opened in the old M&S shop in Southgate Street and TK Maxx is due to take over the other unit in Northgate Street by February.
Budget chain The Gym Group is also due to open its branch at Gloucester Quays on December 19.
Two supermarkets are also thought to be arriving soon.
Co-op has submitted a planning application for the former Animal shop in Kings Walk and Tesco is thought to be taking over the JJB shop in Southgate Street.
Council leader Paul James said: "There's been rumours for a long time that Tesco will take the unit.
"If these finally turn out to be true it will be good to see a long-standing empty unit brought back into use."
Down at the docks, Leigh Phillips is opening a barber shop in the 19th century Grade II listed Weighbridge House.
Young Gloucestershire opened The Link in Southgate Street on Monday.