Colourful Danish retailer Tiger opened a store in the Vancouver Quarter Shopping Centre this week.
The popular homeware and gift store, recently re-branded Flying Tiger Copenhagen, already has branches in Norwich, Cambridge, and Peterborough, and 600 shops around the world but now has opened a store in New Conduit Street ahead of the run-up to Christmas.
The arrival of Tiger came after the shopping centre welcomed two other retailers into the centre last month. Accessories retailer Morgan Taylor opened in New Conduit Street on October 21 with Sports Direct opening in St Dominic’s Square the following week.
Norfolk-based Flour and Bean Bakery and Calendar Club also opened in the shopping centre recently, and women’s fashion chain Lavitta will open in Broad Street this month.
The arrival of all these retailers has been welcomed by centre manager Abbie Panks who said this was a good indication of the improving strength of the centre.
“We’re thrilled to have these new retailers in the Vancouver Quarter,” she said. ”Bringing their own personalities and styles, we know they’re all going to be popular with shoppers from King’s Lynn, West Norfolk and further afield. Flying Tiger, in particular, is already proving incredibly popular with King's Lynn shoppers."
For Lavitta, the King’s Lynn store will be the 10th it has opened. Creating eight new jobs, the store will replace Chopstix Noodle Bar, which is relocating to another space in the Vancouver Quarter.
Meanwhile there were five new jobs created when Morgan Taylor opened in 22 New Conduit Street, formerly Country Casuals. Sports Direct, one of the UK’s leading sports retailers, moved from the high street into the 25,000 sq ft store vacated by JJB in October 2012.
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