Cafe Arcade NorthallertonFollowing a major refurbishment of Central Arcade on Northallerton High Street, Tees Valley independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown LLP has let unit 6 Central Arcade for use as a coffee shop and ice cream parlour, leaving only one vacant unit in the arcade.

Acting on behalf of landlord Barkers (Northallerton) Limited, the property company of Barkers Department Store, Richard Wilson, Senior Associate Partner at Middlesbrough-based Dodds Brown, let Ground Floor, Unit 6, Central Arcade, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8PY, to Carole and Ryan Lee on a new five year lease.

The letting follows a six figure investment by the landlord in new archways, lighting, signage and hard landscaping in Central Arcade, an attractive retail arcade comprising nine small units located on the eastern side of Northallerton High Street.

The new tenant of unit 6 Carole Lee says: “After working closely in the community for years on a local ice-cream van, my son Ryan and I have decided to venture out and open our very own café, combining Ryan’s extensive kitchen skills, and myself as front of house to meet and greet our wonderful customers at the new Café Arcade.”

Mr Wilson says: “With nearby occupiers including NatWest, Hays Travel, Lewis & Cooper, The Bridal Lounge, Greensleeves and Rock Box Music Shop, Central Arcade is a good location for smaller retailers, in a town which thanks to its mix of independent shops, anchored by Barkers department store, is extremely popular with shoppers.”

Dodds Brown has one further unit available for rent in Central Arcade. Unit 7 is a 563 sq ft ground floor retail unit with timber framed traditional shop front with internal roller shutter. Quoting rent is £8,500 per annum.

“Unit 7 is real opportunity for small retailers to get a valuable foothold in a vibrant retail location,” says Mr Wilson.

Further information about this unit is available from Richard Wilson at Dodds Brown on tel. 01642 244130, emailr.wilson@doddsbrown.co.uk

From its offices in Middlesbrough, Dodds Brown LLP is the largest independent commercial property surveying practice headquartered on Teesside. It offers a comprehensive commercial property service and unrivalled local market knowledge across Teesside and throughout the Tees Valley.

Dodds Brown has been trading for more than 125 years and its senior management team has in excess of 100 years combined experience. It can be contacted by telephone on 01642 244130 or by email: prop@doddsbrown.co.uk or via the firm’s website www.doddsbrown.co.uk