We can now report that Chimichanga, a national Mexican restaurant will be opening within Marine point in the coming months. The unit will be located on the lakeside next door to the Prezzo Unit. Chimichanga is the sister company of Prezzo, the move is testament to Prezzo’s belief in New Brighton as a destination, which will lead to further job creation and significant investment from the company.
We are also in advanced negotiations with a national bar and restaurant chain to take a unit again on the lakeside. This will leave us with just one unit remaining in the lakeside block. We hope to be in a position to announce more news on this shortly, we also anticipate that this unit will be open before Christmas.
We can also confirm that the fit out of the children’s soft play centre will finally begin in the next couple of weeks.
This is likely to be completed by the end of the year to ensure the centre opens in January 2013. This will create a further 30 jobs on the development, and will provide a large facility that will draw people from across the Wirral and many parts of the northwest.
Neptune continue to engage with national and local operators for the vacant units within the development, we hope that the encouraging trading figures from existing tenants and other operators within the New Brighton will lead to further new tenants.
The landscaping at the development has been subject to much criticism since the development was completed, by members of the local authority and members of the public. I would like to assure all who have concern, that we are fully aware of the issues with landscaping and have been embroiled in long drawn out discussions with the main contractor to ensure the problems are rectified, the landscaping problems have been caused by the actions taken by the main contractor and they have now confirmed they will rectify the issues. This process will be carried out through coming months to coincide with the start of the new planting season. We are confident that the new planting scheme put forward by the contractor will survive in the development, we are more concerned about the landscaping than anyone, and will ensure that any further issues are put right by the contractor.