Three new independent businesses have opened at a Stoke-on-Trent shopping centre, taking the number of new arrivals so far this year to nine.
Longton Exchange has welcomed a host of new shops in recent months, helping to attract more shoppers to the town.
The latest new arrivals opened within a few days of each other.
Ladies clothing and accessories shop Pearl and Gray has opened its first physical shop after trading online and boasts an offering of “trendy and affordable outfits”.
It has been joined by zero waste store Green Grams, pictured above, which has moved to the Longton shopping centre from Newcastle town centre.
A barber shop has also opened up in a unit once occupied by a vape shop.
Longton Exchange is made up of 54 units and now has just nine vacancies – with two other units expected to be taken up – and announced – soon.
Shopping Centre Manager Chris Ward, who was recently shortlisted for a national award, said: “We are constantly looking to add to the offering within the scheme. Bringing in new tenants isn’t simply about filling vacant spaces but ensuring that the offering is relevant and that it is of value to the centre and community.
“This year we have worked incredibly hard to bring nine new offerings into Longton Exchange.
“The latest affirms the continued drive to provide the community of Longton and further afield with a great shopping experience.”
Other new arrivals in recent months have included dog accessories shop Sew Very Dog, reported in Daily Focus here, and Keep It Local, which features the work of around 70 local makers and artists, featured here.
- Longton Exchange will hold its Christmas light switch on event on Saturday, 25 November between 1pm and 4pm. Attractions include stalls, a festive trail and face painting.