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Great News for Kirkby Town Centre with More Businesses opening their Doors

by Jonathan Kearney

Over the last few weeks, Kirkby Town Centre has welcomed a range of new businesses, with more confirming that they will be opening their doors over the coming weeks and months.

Recent new business openings include:-

  • Shush – a ladies fashion store – at Unit 3 in St Chad’s Parade;
  • The Nail Bar at Unit 11D in St Chad’s Parade;
  • The Coffee House at Units 10 and 11;
  • Kettle Watch Repairs at 40 St Chad’s Parade; and,
  • Kirkby Blindz at 11 Market Square.

As well as the recent new openings, Kirkby Town Centre is getting ready to welcome a number of new facilities:-

  • IntoUniversity is a new education service providing support and development opportunities for children and young people agreed from 7 to 18, and will be located in 54-58 St Chad’s Parade (the former Rowland Chemist site) and internal works are currently under way. You can read more about IntoUniversity here;
  • Heron Food will be expanding into the adjoining unit at 146-150 Cherryfield Drive;
  • Central House (the former Barclaycard building) will shortly be welcoming over 200 office staff (from January 2024). Enquiries about this building have also been received from other parties who are wishing to secure office accommodation in Kirkby;
  • Internal works will shortly commence on Bon Marché’s new ladieswear store which will be based at 11C St Chad’s Parade;
  • Nuvola (a childrenswear business at 24 St Chad’s Parade) and Style Clothing (ladies clothing based at 20 St Chad’s Parade) will also be opening shortly; and,
  • Internal works are also under way at Fun 1st Entertainment’s forthcoming offer at 132 Cherryfield Drive. This two-storey building is being transformed into an inflatable play park (on the ground floor) and food and drink market (on the first floor).  Fun 1st Entertainment is hoping to open later this year.

In addition, Superdrug, Graffiks (hair and beauty), Billy Whizz Barber and Kids Kirkby have all reaffirmed their commitment to Kirkby Town Centre recently by extending their leases.

Councillor Tony Brennan, Regeneration and Economic Development Cabinet Member, said: “I’m delighted to welcome these new businesses to Kirkby Town Centre and bring empty units back into use.

“Residents and visitors asked for more choice in terms of retail and that is exactly what we are delivering.

“We are continually promoting Kirkby Town Centre as a great business location, and I’m glad to see that many businesses agree with us.

“It’s great to see Kirkby so vibrant and I’m looking forward to these latest businesses opening their doors in the town.”