Cheltenham's Regent Arcade Shopping Centre is getting three new stores, with Black Sheep Coffee, Krispy Kreme and Mooboo Bubble Tea all set to open soon.
Black Sheep Coffee is opening its first Gloucestershire coffee shop in the unit next door to KIBOU, serving up specialty-grade Robusta coffee, smoothies, pastries, waffles, muffins, bagels and toasties. The London-based brand has 35 stores across the UK and Europe and is passionate about reducing plastic usage and fighting social exclusion by offering free coffees to homeless people.
The original glazed doughnut brand, Krispy Kreme, is also set to open its first Cheltenham town centre location at Regent Arcade; while Mooboo Bubble Tea will soon be serving up what it calls 'the best bubble tea in the UK', with 1,000 different combinations to try.
The new stores come hot on the heels of Saltrock, JD Sports, Decathlon and TIVOLI Cinema, which have all opened at the centre since 2021. Regent Arcade also revealed its ambitious new plans to create a rooftop restaurant at the shopping destination in March 2023.
Centre manager, Scott Lahive, said: 'We are so proud to welcome such a fantastic line up of brands to Regent Arcade and know our shoppers will equally be as pleased with this news. This enhanced investment is proof of the strength of the retail offer in Cheltenham and is a further reward to our customers for the loyalty that they continue to show both to Regent Arcade as well as the town centre as a whole.
'We love it when new retailers open in the centre and the buzz that it brings, especially when it means there’s a variety of new food and drink to sample. We’re confident our customers are going to enjoy the new additions when visiting us.'
While official opening dates are yet to be announced, Regent Arcade says all three venues are due to open in spring 2023.