Microshops to open at Aldershot shopping centre

Microshops, a retail concept aimed at attracting fledgling retailers, is set to open at The Wellington Centre in Aldershot.

LCP, the national commercial property and investment company behind the concept and which owns and manages the centre, has billed Microshops as ‘an exciting retail opportunity for retailers who want to try their first bricks and mortar selling space’.

Each retail pod, which is let on an affordable, all-inclusive, flexible monthly contract, is also suitable for artists, craftspeople and designers.

The Wellington Centre Microshops has 15 retail pods, all of which have been taken by local retailers looking to build business on their doorstep including: Beds N Furniture Store; Romiyan Collections; Aroma Gifts; Jamaican Hair; Dee’s Alterations; Alan’s Art Gallery; My Look My Way Clothing; Cindi’s Jewellery; J&C’s Play Corner; Jessie’s Kitchy Bits; Raza London; and a nail salon.

Lisa McAlinden, property manager at LCP, said: “We’re excited to be opening our newest Microshops at The Wellington centre and have been overwhelmed by the support from local traders who are keen to launch their own business.

“These are quality spaces that enable would-be entrepreneurs or start-up retailers to test their business by moving into a shop unit without committing thousands of pounds to it.

“It’s a great place for local, independent traders to try out their business and we’re looking forward to welcoming shoppers to The Wellington Centre.”

LCP has launched Microshops in a number of locations it owns and manages. They can be found at: Pavilion Shopping Centre, Thornaby-on-Tees; The Centre, Margate; The East Gate Centre, Ipswich; and The Hardshaw Centre, St Helens; Govan Cross Shopping Centre, Govan Cross; Penicuik Shopping Centre, Penicuik; and Airdrie Retail Park, Airdrie.

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