Lakeside takes a look at the last 12 months in retail

LAKESIDE Shopping Centre is celebrating the end of an ‘extremely positive’ year that has seen a staggering 15 new retailers join the centre plus several refurbishments – with more to come in 2022. 

One of the latest openings for Lakeside is the stylish new eatery, Bourgee that opened earlier this month and will host its official launch event next year. Lids hat store, from the US, opened just last week and is home to well-loved brands like New Era, New York Yankees and many other famous American Football teams.

Love Churros, already hugely popular with dessert lovers, opened in November together with fashion stores Vanilla and Carvela, plus Pulse Gallery. Escape Hunt also opened in the same month bringing another great leisure offering to the shopping destination, which is located inside Boom Battle Bar that also opened this year.

Thrifted store popped up in October and the festive season started early in September with the return of the Christmas Magic store. KidEco also opened in September and August saw Sleep.8, Flash Fix and Suit Direct all opened within four weeks of each other. Thérapie Clinic beauty specialist opened in June following the reopening of non-essential retail and has become a popular destination for the beauty-savvy shopper.

Coming to Lakeside in the New Year – of those that can be announced – is Coco Asia, another stunning restaurant to join the Broadwalk by The Quay.

“Despite the restrictions and constraints Covid has imposed on us, there are lots of positives to be taken from this year,” said Howard Oldstein, Centre Director at Lakeside. He adds: “Lakeside continues to be a highly desirable destination for retailers and leisure businesses to want to be, and the place where shoppers want to spend their time. I’m delighted to be ending 2021 in a strong position and look forward to 2022 and the opportunities it brings.”

The Christmas late night shopping hours in full details below:

31 December (New Year’s Eve): 9am – 6pm

1 January (New Year’s Day): 9am – 6pm

2 January: 11am – 5pm 

Learn more about Lakeside’s retailers, news, offers and events at www.lakeside-shopping.com.

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