Comptoir Libanais makes regional debut at Grand Central
Hammerson has signed Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanaisis to open its first restaurant in the West Midlands at Grand Central, Birmingham. The new 3,047-sq ft restaurant will be located next to Indian street food specialist Mowgli and is due to open in March.
Since gaining ownership of Grand Central in 2016, Hammerson has implemented a proactive asset management strategy to enhance the centre’s existing premium retail and dining offer. In addition to Comptoir Libanais, this ongoing approach has also seen Rituals take its first store in the city at Grand Central.
Since its launch in 2015, Grand Central has established itself as one of the country’s leading retail and dining destinations, ideally located adjacent to the iconic Bullring in Birmingham city centre. Also situated directly above New Street Station, the busiest train station outside of London, Grand Central is home to a number of aspirational brands, including John Lewis, Jo Malone, The White Company, Cath Kidston, Hobbs, Mac and Joules.
Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson, said: “The brand’s authentic offer is a unique addition that will further diversify the impressive dining line-up at Grand Central and illustrates the strength of Grand Central both as a retail and dining destination, and as a key regional travel hub.”