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First Tiger Roars North at intu Eldon Square

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 16.11.27The hugely popular Danish variety chain Tiger is opening its first store in the North of England at intuEldon Square.
The new Tiger store will be located at the 2,500 sq ft site of the former Footlocker unit and will open in late November.
Tiger is a variety store with a difference, with a winning combination of on-trend and innovative designs that often make customers smile. Tiger specialises in high quality, exceptional value items that are practical, fun, decorative and encourage creativity.
Mike Davis, Director, Tiger, said:
“Tiger is excited to come to intu Eldon Sq with our first store in the North of England.  We are an exciting brand which offers a surprising and magical experience which we are sure will be a big hit with the Geordies. We are a Danish heritage brand which sells everything for the home and more at highly affordable prices and amazing value for money. We look forward to meeting all our future customers when we open at the end of November, just across the mall from Game and Clintons, and encourage shoppers to make a date and see what delights are in store – we are sure they won’t be disappointed.”
Ben Cox, Senior Asset Manager, intu Eldon Square, added:
“In the last three years, the Tiger concept has really taken off in many areas of the UK, and store numbers have trebled to 62, so it clearly appeals to UK shoppers. Until now, Tiger has not ventured into the north of the country, and so it’s a great coup for intu Eldon Square to have attracted this hugely popular brand to join our retail mix.
“The countdown to Christmas is on, and UK High Streets are showing their best figures for seven months. intu Eldon Square is one of the largest city centre shopping destinations in the UK, and its vibrancy is demonstrated by the number of new retailers keen to be part of our success.”
Another first for intu Eldon Square is the arrival of Scotland’s largest independent travel firm Barrhead Travel, which has chosen the shopping centre as the destination for its first branded store in the North East of England. Barrhead is a leading independent travel company with a 40-year track record and an array of awards to its name.
20 jobs will be created with the launch of the 1,500 sq ft flagship store located at the shopping centre’s busiest entrance, near Northumberland Street.
A new neighbour just across the mall to Barrhead Travel at the Northumberland Street entrance will be a new Specsavers store, adjacent to Vision Express. Other new stores opening before the end of the year on the former Monsoon site include jewellers Goldsmiths Boutique and Thomas Sabo, as well as footwear specialists Skechers and foreign exchange outlet The Change Group.
New stores recently opened in centre include children’s stationer Smiggle, KIKO Milano cosmetics, and clothing brand Ratchet.
The new stores will be joined by 20 food operators including Bella Italia, Giraffe, TGI Fridays, Chiquito, Tapas Revolution & Ed’s Easy Diner in the new Grey’s Quarter, which opens in autumn 2016.

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