Michael Blake, Director with youngsRPS, was delighted to be invited to the recent launch of 'The Market Place' in Morpeth town centre by owner Imogen Roth.
The Market Place, occupying the former Boots Pharmacy shop on Market Place West, offers a zero waste refillery and café right in the heart of the town. The unit, which had been unoccupied since Boots left the premises, proved to be the perfect spot for Imogen’s expanding business, not only in location but also in name, reflecting the ethos of the business.
Imogen has been busy working behind the scenes on this project for some time and explains, “This has been in the planning since autumn last year as I’ve had my eye on this unit for quite some time and I’m looking forward to bringing a prime location back into use and seeing the reaction of our regulars and new customers”.
Michael, who is based in the youngsRPS Grey Street offices in Newcastle, but lives locally to Morpeth, marketed the shop on behalf of the owner and comments, “Imogen has really brought this part of Morpeth Market Place back to life. Her proven business model has already been a great asset to the town, but was often missed by customers who struggled to find them when located further up Newgate Street. This new location will drive passing trade and increase footfall to this part of Morpeth. Imogen’s contractors have executed a fabulous fit out of the store, reflecting the stylish yet minimalist feel of the brand. As a company, youngsRPS were thrilled to play our part in bringing this to fruition for Imogen.
“Michael further comments that there was a lot of interest in the property. The owners, however, who have lived near Morpeth for many years, were keen to see the property relet as quickly as possible, but wanted to see an interesting use and a high quality fit out, that would add to the retail offer of the town, which has improved markedly over the last decade, with a number of commercial developments, particularly the Sanderson Arcade, which has cemented the town’s position as one of the strongest market towns in the region”.
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