FOUR diverse new businesses are set to open their doors this spring in a Poole shopping centre.
Kingland, the retail high street neighbouring the Dolphin Centre, has announced a variety of new independent businesses joining its offering.
As the scheme heads into its second term since launching in April 2021, four new retailers – Jay & Co, Boiler Room Records, Titanium Flower and Brakeburn – are all due to open in early spring this year.
Jay & Co is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in collaboration with Restored Retro on March 13. The reclaimed, restored and reimagined furniture retailer was founded by television presenter Jay Blades.
It will take over the old Pen Gallery unit with the adjoining wall removed for the two businesses to co-habit a larger space together.
Boiler Room Records opened its first store in Poole High Street in 2020 and is due to open its second shop in Kingland on March 1, selling new vinyl and popular merchandise.
Mark Northey, owner of Boiler Room Records, said: “Our second store in Poole will differ slightly from the Old Town branch by concentrating on new vinyl, merch, and Hi-Fi, both vintage and new. Throughout summer we will also put on live music events and feature instore DJ performances.”
Titanium Flower will offer shoppers a variety of handmade jewellery when it opens in April and the store will also feature a craft space for the public to create their own jewellery designs.
As reported, Dorset-based online clothing brand, Brakeburn, will also open its first physical store at Kingland in the coming weeks, stocking new season women and men’s clothing ranges.
John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin, said: “I’m confident that 2023 is going to be a hugely successful year for the town centre and I’m looking forward to these new additions enhancing the Dolphin, Kingland, and the high street’s retail offering, ensuring Poole continues to be a lively and buzzing place to shop.”
The new line-up of retailers replace Bare Necessities, ånd fragrance, and Paintshop Studio.
One unit in Kingland is currently available to let.
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