Jamaica Blue makes Manchester debut at Arndale Centre

3rd November 2022 | Jack Oliver

Jamaica Blue has secured a 10-year lease at Manchester Arndale which sees the coffee chain open its first location in the city.

Opening on November 10th, the 4,206 sq ft unit will become Jamaica Blue’s 18th UK location and adds to a 130-strong global portfolio with cafes in 17 countries.

Founded in Australia in 1992, the business’ name come from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, one of the most renowned coffee producing areas in the world and home to its exclusive Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.

Alongside coffee, Jamaica Blue offers various dishes including wraps, bagels, cakes, and all-day brunch options.

Manchester Arndale is one of the UK’s largest shopping centres and sees over 42 million customers a year on average.

Scott Linard, portfolio director at M&G Real Estate, said: “It is great to welcome such an innovative and fast-growing chain like Jamaica Blue to Manchester Arndale. We place great importance in providing a strong food and beverage offer at Manchester Arndale and we want to ensure we provide the best choices for our shoppers and visitors. It is also pleasing that this letting to Jamaica Blue comes off the back of several exciting new food and drink arrivals at the centre alongside some significant retail and leisure lettings over the past 12 months. We hope to share more exciting news over the next few weeks as we continue to make Manchester Arndale the home of the most popular UK and international Brands.”

Jamaica Blue’s arrival complements a variety of food and drink options available at Manchester Arndale, following recent arrivals of Slim Chickens, Doner Shack, Creams, The Butcher at Urban Playground, Kokoro, Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut Express and the recent five-year lease renewal from Nandos.

Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are Manchester Arndale’s retained letting agents.


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