Three new shops have opened at The Galleries Shopping Centre this month (March) adding to the eclectic mix of names at this Broadmead-based mall.
An art shop, juice bar and computer repair company have all opened their doors alongside established Galleries retailers that include Argos, Boots, Laura Ashley, TK Maxx and Waterstones.
Pictured are representatives from Studio Nine, Superjuice and Galleries Computing who are all looking forward to capitalising on the 30,000 or so shoppers who visit the centre every day.
Superjuice has opened on the ground floor, choosing The Galleries as the location for its first in-centre franchise operation. It is an exciting development for the independent company which has traded successfully from a mobile unit in Taunton town centre since 2006 – a model which the company plans to roll out on a franchise basis nationwide.
As the only juice bar in the city centre, its directors are confident the new Bristol store will fill a niche in the market.
“What we are providing to the people of Bristol is unique”, explains Superjuice Bristol Store Manager Luke Purdye.
“Our range of healthy and delicious drinks and food pots are all made to order from fresh ingredients with no artificial flavours, preservatives or added sugar which we are confident will prove to be a big hit amongst visitors to The Galleries.”
Hamid Gorji of Galleries Computing is also hoping to meet a gap in the central Bristol market place having opened a laptop and computer sales and repairs shop on the top floor.
Hamid who has been an IT specialist for 30 years, says: “We are all now so dependent on IT that when something goes wrong often we don’t know where to turn. With this new shop we’re offering a walk-in service where we are confident we can fix all manner of IT and computer related problems.” The business sells used and new equipment including laptops and Apple products.
The third new name in the Galleries’ portfolio of shops and food providers is Studio Nine at Greyhound Walk. This contemporary art shop and gallery offering bespoke furniture design, interior artwork and a full interior design service from artists based in Bristol and the south West.
Studio Nine Director Jon Newton comments: “It’s great to have such a central and high profile base from which to showcase our collection of art and furniture design. We invite people to browse and enjoy the art on display and we also take on commissions, designing to suit an individual’s taste and needs.”
The Galleries’ centre manager Colin Lang adds: “The Galleries has always been known for its assortment of independent and national retailers, a mix that shoppers value at the heart of the city. These three new additions are a perfect fit as they provide specialist offers not seen before. We wish them every success.”