Growing beds and furniture retailer to move into Whitefriargate

Growing beds and furniture retailer to move into Whitefriargate

The Hull-based commercial developer and property owner has let the 35,000 sq ft former New Look unit in Whitefriargate to growing retailer Durham Bed Centre. The Hull store will be the latest opening by Durham Bed Centre outside its heartland in the North East where it has seven stores and is the region’s largest independent bed and furniture retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer. The expansion...

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Wykeland acquires key Hull property assets, including former M&S

Wykeland acquires key Hull property assets, including former M&S

Hull-based Wykeland has purchased the freehold of the former M&S store from the food and clothing retailer and another property, which incorporates HMV and the former New Look unit, from a Jersey-based property fund. At 60,000 sq ft and 42,000 sq ft respectively, the buildings are the two largest properties in Whitefriargate, one of Hull’s key city centre locations and a priority area for...

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Simply Running’s new owner advised to expect lockdown fitness boom

Simply Running’s new owner advised to expect lockdown fitness boom

But the couple who have built up Simply Running over more than 18 years won’t be there to share in the success, having agreed a deal to sell to another member of the region’s athletics community. Kevin Hayward and his wife Melanie will close the doors of the shop in Albion Street for the final time this week. They are planning to relocate to Scotland, taking shop mascot Maisie the Bedlington...

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Jeweller Hugh Rice moves into shiny new waterfront offices

Jeweller Hugh Rice moves into shiny new waterfront offices

The family-run business had outgrown its previous premises in Hull city centre and has now become the latest investor in the thriving Fruit Market quarter. The new offices are home to Hugh Rice’s central support unit, which backs up the company’s retail operations. It accommodates the directors’ suite, human resources, operations, finance, buying, stock control and marketing functions, with 28...

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Fashion boutique opens doors in Fruit Market

Fashion boutique opens doors in Fruit Market

Tessies is the latest retailer to join the creative Fruit Market community, bringing its collection of eclectic womenswear, jewellery and accessories to the stylish waterfront area. The quirky boutique has relocated from premises in Newland Avenue in Hull into a new, larger unit in Humber Street in the heart of the regenerated Fruit Market quarter, joining existing fashion independents, 19point4...

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