Godiva opens first cafe boutique outside of London

Belgium chocolatier Godiva has opened its first cafe boutique outside of London at Meadowhall in Sheffield. The 157 sq m store is located in a prominent corner location on the Upper High Street level, which leads into the Oasis Dining Quarter and includes a cafe concept outside the store with seating for 14 covers. The new store opening has coincided with Meadowhall's extensive refurbishment, which completed in December.

'Meadowhall is a great location for us to have unveiled our first concept café boutique. We were attracted by its great reputation and significance as a major UK retail destination. The plans for the refurbishment were the icing on the cake and we are thrilled that our opening coincided with its completion. The surroundings are bright, modern, and complement our high quality store design perfectly,' says Jon Green, UK country manager at Godiva.

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Richard Crowther, asset manager for British Land, adds: 'The new Godiva store looks extremely enticing and their premium offer complements the newly refurbished shopping environment at Meadowhall. The addition of the café is perfect for shoppers looking to enjoy a sweet treat as part of their day out. Godiva follows in the footsteps of a range of other premium brands that joined Meadowhall in 2017, including Flannels, Neal’s Yard Remedies, TAG Heuer and Nespresso.'

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