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Bridges welcomes new retailer

Published:  31 July, 2013

Foot Locker will be opening at the Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland. 

The 3,216 sq ft store will be the retailer’s first in the city, and will open this summer.

Gerald Jennings, portfolio director of the north at Land Securities, said: “This is fantastic news for the Bridges and for Sunderland. Foot Locker has a wide appeal and the store’s opening is another great example of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our high street offer in the scheme.

“More importantly Foot Locker is not only new to the Bridges, but new to Sunderland. To welcome such a popular brand into the centre is a huge achievement and testament to the growing profile of the centre and Sunderland.”

He continued: “Since 2012 we’ve had several retailers open in the centre, including international brands such as Krispy Kreme and Superdry. We will continue to work hand in hand with retailers to strengthen the diversity of stores for our shoppers.

“This is a great success for the Bridges and for the city of Sunderland. We are continually working to improve the retail offer at the centre and are committed to creating a better shopping environment and an attractive destination for the 20 million annual visitors.”