A new ‘bubble tea’ cafe and homewares store is set to open in the Arndale

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Bubble CiTea and MINISO are the two latest developments in Manchester Arndale, creating new jobs.

Manchester Arndale says it has nearly reached rental capacity as two new retailers join the recent wave of newcomers to the mall. British company Bubble CiTea and homeware and lifestyle store MINISO have both announced that they will open their first stores in Manchester at the Arndale.

They are the latest in a series of new openings and contract renewals at the downtown mall, which is now almost fully leased.

Colin Flinn, spokesperson for Manchester Arndale, said: “It’s great to see the center continually attracting both fantastic local brands like Bubble CiTea and great international retailers like MINISO. With such exciting rental activity, it’s clear that retailers have confidence in the centre’s long-term future and its position as a premier shopping destination.

“With Manchester Arndale now almost fully let, it will continue to attract millions of visitors from across the North West and beyond, with its dynamic and ever-improving range of exciting retail, dining and Hobbies.”

In recent weeks, lingerie brand Gilly Hicks and shoe retailer Clarks will move into the former Topshop unit, joining Debenhams.com, Tommy Hilfiger, Canada Goose, Kick Game, Dr Martens and Kurt Geiger, who have all moved in. over last year. At the same time, brands like Hollister and Swarovski have renewed their contracts.

On the food and drink side, Creams, Slim Chickens, Kokoro, Jamaica Blue, Tim Hortons and Pizza Luxe have all recently opened in Arndale, with Nando’s also renewing its lease.

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Bubble CiTea is a bubble tea brand specializing in the popular Taiwanese drink. Some of the more unusual flavors they have to offer include mango fruit tea with rainbow bubbles and taro milk tea with crystal bubbles. They signed a five-year contract with the Arndales for a 683 square foot unit.

MINISO is a “design-driven” lifestyle retailer that sells a variety of household products such as toys, gadgets, stationery, accessories, housewares, fitness and beauty. It will open its Arndale location Nov. 25, after signing a 10-year contract for a 2,903 square foot unit.

Saad Usman, COO at MINISO UK, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our store in Manchester Arndale. We believe the opening of this store, our first in the North West, is the perfect place to continue our expansion in the UK.

“At MINISO UK, we are committed to getting the retail sector back on its feet, demonstrated not only by the investment in our fantastic new store, but also by the creation of 10-15 new jobs in the local market. innovative and exciting solutions high quality, high value products, we look forward to welcoming customers of all ages through our doors on opening day and beyond.”

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