With just 6 months to go until the new Bus Station in Hanley opens in Autumn 2012, its time to get excited about what is soon to come.
The opening of the Bus Station will finally allow the old Bus Station and surrounding buildings to be demolished making way for City Sentral.
Consultation has now started on the Bus re-routing and highway changes required to allow speedy clear access for Buses to the new Station
The City can then move on to the next phase of the development “City Sentral” we know that Marks & Spencers will be the main anchor retialer and the Vue will operator the Cinema. Travelodge are likely to be the Hotel operator due to there past partnerships with Realis, but what of the 70 retailers?
Little has so far been revealed of who these maybe, only one way to find out if you can’t wait, E-mail some retailers.
So I sent this email
When will Stoke-on-Trent get a ****** store, we have two new development centres one an expansion of the existing Potteries Shopping Centre and a brand new £350million shopping precinct City Sentral. Have you yet expressed an interest in either development?
- YO Sushi
- Krispy Kreme
- Cafe Rouge
I have only had few replies so far, some the to be expected noncommittal while others more direct and honest.
Many people in Stoke on Trent have been crying out for a Nando’s they have even set up a Facebook Page to the cause, sadly I feel this is unlikly as Nandos reply was
We don’t currently have any plans for a restaurant in Stoke-on-Trent.
Krispy Kreme, CULT, and Zara all said
At this moment in time we are not yet planning on opening a store in Stoke
I have yet to hear from any of the others but I will be providing updates as I do.
Has anyone heard any rumours? Does anyone have inside information or have suggestions on other retailers who I should contact?