Latest deal for key shopping street brings taste of Paris to city centre

King Street

Petit Paris, a French delicatessen, is opening its first site in the UK in Manchester’s King Street.

The Paris-based deli business is taking 437 sq ft at 10 King Street after agreeing a five-year lease with DTZ Investors.

Petit Paris will serve up fine wine, oysters, cheese and charcuterie boards, and will also operate an online store which will feature French favourites including wine, cheeses, meats, dips, condiments and will supply these quality products to local chefs and restaurants.

Tom Royston, director at DTZ Investors, said: “Attracting international operators was a key strategic goal for us at King Street since taking our majority acquisition of the area in Manchester’s city centre.

“We’ve made significant progress in developing King Street and reinvigorating the area since the difficulties that COVID-19 brought for the retail and hospitality area, and Petit Paris is another brilliant step for the area. We can’t wait to welcome them to the street at the beginning of next year.”

Mattheiu Dath, owner of Petit Paris, said: “Petit Paris is the missing piece in Manchester, a French deli that can provide a number of incredible products from France.

“We could not be more excited to be part of King Street. Jonathan from Lyons Thompson Letts was very helpful to find us the best location for Petit Paris. We are delighted that DTZ Investors has given us the opportunity to be part of King Street and it’s great to see what they are doing for the city.”

The deal was completed by on behalf of DTZ Investors by Lyons Thompson Letts and Orme and follows a succession of new lettings at King Street.

Since the new year, DTZ Investors has completed a number of new openings such as the popular men’s fashion brand Pretty Green, Crepslocker, George Thornton Art and the world-renowned bakery chain, Cinnabon.

Shoe shop Clarks Original opened its doors last week, King Street’s newest retailer.

The street has also recently hosted global brand Maison Margiela REPLICA fragrance pop-up which took over one of King Street’s vacant units.

DTZ Investors became a majority stakeholder of King Street in 2018 with the goal of repositioning the street as one of Manchester’s most attractive and culture-focused city centre areas. The company’s growth strategy has involved collaborations with global brands, as well as increased flexibility for the street’s commercial tenants and occupiers.

Lyons Thompson Letts and Orme are joint leasing agents at King Street.