Hotel Chocolat joins Angel Central

Chocolatier heading for Islington next month

CBRE Global Investors has announced that luxury chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, has signed for their next store at Angel Central. The brand will launch in November, taking a 1,288 sq ft space.

Located at 14 Upper Street, in the unit formerly occupied by Barclays Bank, the café space will cater for 8 covers and has been designed by an in-house team. The new site will also feature an outdoor space.

Commenting on the signing, Laura Wilson-Brown, head of asset management UK at CBRE Global Investors, said: “Hotel Chocolat will add another dimension to the eclectic offer at Angel Central, enhancing the centre even further at this key location on Upper Street. We acquired the unit in April as part of our wider investment plans in the area, and have been working hard to secure a brand which will align with the attractive offer provided by our current tenants, in advance of further new additions when the centre refurbishment is complete in early 2020.”

Angus Thirlwell, CEO and co-founder at Hotel Chocolat, added: “We are delighted with this prominent unit in the heart of Angel, a stone’s throw away from the station and the sizeable office presence, adjacent to the entrance to Angel Central. The area is perfect for our target customer, and this destination is a great location for our brand, especially considering the new plans for the centre to add to an already vibrant mix of dining, retail, and leisure operators.”

CBRE and CWM acted for Angel Central. HDH represented Hotel Chocolat.

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