The owner of Worthing’s Montague Quarter has insisted plans for a restaurant hub will go ahead after appointing a new leasing agent.
In 2016, developer NewRiver secured planning permission to turn several retail units in the Montague Centre, now renamed as the Montague Quarter, into eateries.
But as well as restaurants, a spokesman said NewRiver is now looking at ‘additional leisure uses’ to complement the restaurants.
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Café chain Patisserie Valerie signed a 15-year deal with the Montague Quarter in 2017, NewRiver said at the time – but the pastry giant has since seen its shares frozen after irregularities were discovered in its accounting, national media reported.
The NewRiver spokesman confirmed the company still had ‘an agreement to exchange on Patisserie Valerie’.
Estate agents Michael Jones and Company has been appointed to work with national leasing agents Jackson Criss to assist with the transformation of the ‘attractive and popular’ town centre destination.
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