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Harrogate To Have An Explosion In Leisure

Already well known for the range of restaurants, pubs and eating places near its exhibition centre, Harrogate is set to see several more upmarket venues opening soon.
Visitors to the 2014 Flooring Show (September 21-23) will be able to dine in the new Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Harrogate which is due to open soon as part of a new town centre development.
The new scheme is at 33-51 Parliament Street, a few minutes’ walk from the exhibition centre. It comprises up to five restaurants directly adjacent to the famous Royal Baths.
Jamie’s Italian has signed an Agreement for Lease for a two-storey unit which will anchor the scheme. The opening is expected within weeks.
At the time of going to press, letting agents and property consultants were reportedly in detailed discussions with operators for the other units in the complex.
Philip Lunn, md of Lateral Property Group which is behind the scheme, said: ‘Jamie’s is a real coup for Harrogate.
‘We have worked for a number of years on initiatives to strengthen Parliament Street and this letting is an endorsement of its position as the town’s prime leisure and restaurant destination.’
The restaurants in the new scheme are expected to thrive because of the town’s high level of disposable income as well as the large number visitors throughout the year, many attending exhibitions.
Meanwhile, Travelodge has received a green light from the council to build a 70 bed hotel in Tower Street in the centre of Harrogate, which is expected to open within the next year.
Proposals for another new boutique hotel in the council’s recently vacated town centre office are also up for discussion.
In addition, there is also a bid to create a new £10m leisure centre in Harrogate with a four-screen cinema and range of restaurants, shops and other amenities.
It involves redevelopment of the extensive former Co-Operative building on Station Parade and Albert Street, currently occupied by Beales department store.
Harrogate Borough Council is reported to be looking favourably at the redevelopment scheme on the grounds that it could add considerably to the overall attraction of the town.
The plans, which are being put on display at a public exhibition, involve replacing the former Co-Operative building that dates back to the 1950s with a new building designed to be in sympathy with the predominantly Victorian architecture of the town centre.
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