Søstrene Grene opens in York

31st July 2023 | Jack Oliver

Søstrene Grene has is set to open its latest store in York, as the Danish homeware retailer continues a string of openings.

Taking a 5,000 sq ft unit, the retailer will open in the former Royal Bank of Scotland building at The Coach House, located on the corner of Nessgate and Low Ousegate.

The news follows a number of recent openings for Søstrene Grene, including in Sheffield, Manchester, London, Chester, and Derby.

The ground floor of the property, which is owned by The Helmsley Group, was originally set to be turned into a bar, however The Alchemist pulled out of an agreement to move in earlier this year.

Søstrene Grene’s signing will be seen as another positive move for the local area, with The Helmsley Group looking to regenerate neighbouring Coney Street via its Coney Street Riverside masterplan. The group has secured a number of retail and leisure operators in the area over the last few months.

Tom Riddolls, development surveyor at Helmsley Group, said: “We’re proud to be bringing such an exciting and growing brand to York for the first time. The Coach House’s offer is perfect for a modern retailer of this type and, with its location in a high footfall area, we are extremely confident that Søstrene Grene will quickly establish itself as one of York’s most popular names.

“This is another positive addition to Coney Street and its neighbouring areas and complements our exciting vision to revitalise this part of the city centre, including opening up the riverfront for the enjoyment of all.”

Pudney Shuttleworth and Reesdenton are joint agents at The Coach House.


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