In addition to Gloucester’s anticipated new Primark store opening on Wednesday 8 December 2021, King’s Walk is also welcoming several new names to the city centre retail destination – just in time for Christmas shoppers.
Coffee chain Jamaica Blue is opening a café in a newly created unit between WHSmith and the new Primark on Eastgate Street, and will officially open on Thursday 11 November 2021.
Part of an international chain with a growing presence in the UK, Gloucester’s new Jamaica Blue will be serving high-quality coffee made with beans from the Jamaican Blue Mountains, as well as all-day brunches, burgers, and a range of vegetarian and vegan options.
Launched by a Gloucestershire couple, brand-new independent shop, Lindwoods, will also be opening in King’s Square during November 2021, and will offer photo printing and homewear in a unit next to Oaksey’s Fruit & Veg.
While Christmas Wonderland, a new temporary Christmas shop, will also be reopening for the festive period from the start of November 2021 until the end of December, in a unit opposite Boots on Eastgate Street on the entrance to King’s Walk.
King’s Walk centre manager, Peter White, said: ‘After an extremely difficult period for retailers, it’s great to see new stores opening prior to Christmas.
‘The relocation of Primark has led to increased interest and investment from other retailers which will help to encourage shoppers back into Gloucester city centre.
‘The team at King’s Walk are looking forward to a busy festive period, which will include extended Christmas shopping hours and visits from Father Christmas too.’
By Michelle Fyrne