Five new stores open their doors at Straiton Retail Park this week

As lockdown restrictions in Scotland begin to ease and non-essential retail can welcome back shoppers, Straiton Retail Park is welcoming five new stores, four of which will be situated at the new 25,500 sq ft terrace development.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:34 pm
Straiton Retail Park is welcoming five new stores to its roster this week

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Opening at the terrace this week are The Works, Card Factory and Greggs with Italian restaurant Tony Macaroni to open later in May in the building formerly occupied by Frankie & Benny’s.

Archers Sleepcentre opened slightly earlier on April 12.

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Owned and managed by Peel L&P Retail Parks, Straiton Retail Park has benefitted from dedicated reinvestment and last December it celebrated opening the biggest M&S food hall in Scotland.

The new retail offering will bring a fresh dynamic to the park, providing more choice and convenience.

Roisin Currie, retail and people director for Greggs, said: “We’re delighted to be able to invest in Straiton Retail Park, bringing new jobs to the area and providing both new and existing customers with a modern and convenient new shop.”

Director of Peel L&P Retail Parks, Julian Wilkinson added: “Following the completion of the terrace in February, we’re pleased to be welcoming new property partners to the mix for our customers to enjoy as we start the steps to recovery from the pandemic.”

Works and investment in the popular Midlothian retail park will continue into 2021 as plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of the lower terrace, with £1.5 million set to be spent on improvements to make room for new property partners.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Peel L&P Retail Parks team have been working in partnership with stores to create a safe shopping environment for all.

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