New lettings secured at shopping park

York Vangarde Shopping Park has announced two new lettings.

It says this is part of a move to shift away from its traditional food and beverage premises and towards a diversified offering of leisure, retail and regional restaurant chains, in response to “changing demand and difficult trading conditions”.

At the site of the former Giraffe restaurant, Lawrence Hannah, the agents acting for the landlord, have brought in Estabulo.

This is a Brazilian Bar and Grill which already has seven other restaurants in the North of England. It joins Specsavers, which has also committed to a further former restaurant site.

To help with the change of direction, the shopping park’s landlords have also brought in agents Hartnell Taylor Cook and Emanuel Oliver to join Lawrence Hannah.

James Woodard, at Hartnell Taylor Cook, said: “The project is at a really exciting stage. The adjoining stadium, leisure centre, cinema and bowling alley really pin down Vangarde as one of the city’s premier retail and leisure destinations.

“We are able to now attract the most interesting national and regional operators from both retail and leisure when spaces become available, which keeps the scheme fresh.”

The landlord is represented by Miles Lawrence at Lawrence Hannah, who said: “The food and drink market is moving away from national chains, and regional operators now represent by far the most exciting options for landlords.

“With this in mind, we were delighted to secure Estabulo who are well loved throughout the region and bring a whole new flavour to the scheme.”