Street food brand opens first restaurant

Commercial | 31.05.2022

A Staffordshire leisure and retail arcade which is fast becoming a foodie destination is fully let after welcoming a street food burger brand’s first ever restaurant. 

Patty Freaks has agreed a five-year lease on a 1,300 sq ft unit at City Arcade, just a short stroll from Lichfield’s Michelin-starred eaterie Upstairs, commercial property consultants Burley Browne announced today.

Burley Browne, acting behalf of a private landlord and owner of City Arcade, has also in the last couple of years agreed leases with Otto Pizza and Mexican restaurant Los Banditos at the arcade.

Director David Hemming said: “The arrival of Patty Freaks represents a great vote of confidence in Lichfield. They are a street food operator and this is their first restaurant which I’m sure will prove to be very popular. I’m looking forward to seeing it thrive.

We are bringing in a great mix of new, independent, young and exciting restaurant operators which, when combined with well-known national names, makes Lichfield a very attractive food destination."

He added: “City Arcade was acquired around six years ago and the landlord invested heavily in a thorough refurbishment with the aim of creating a high quality leisure and retail destination. We are delighted that this has been achieved and the arcade is now fully let.”

The popular arcade is an important link between two of the city’s main retail and business thoroughfares of Bore Street and Market Street.

Burley Browne also recently announced that a leading book retailer is set to open a new chapter when it launches its first shop in Lichfield. Waterstones has agreed to let a 3,146 sq ft retail unit at Market Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. The unit was vacated by women’s fashion store Dorothy Perkins in early 2021.

Acting on behalf of the same landlord, Burley Browne agreed a new lease term with Waterstones on the shop, which is in a high-profile location overlooking the city’s market square.

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