Merrion Centre, Leeds
Chloe Shakesby

Leeds shopping centre creates jobs as two new restaurants move in

A shopping centre in Leeds has announced that two new tenants will be creating 20 jobs as they move in.

The Merrion Centre in Leeds Arena Quarter will see Oba Kitchen and Mi’s Noodles, both owned by Chinese food retailer, become its newest tenants.

The two restaurants, which aim to open in October, are taking more than 4,000 sq ft of unit space at the centre and will jointly create 20 jobs for the city.

John Jiang, director at Hang Sing Hong, commented: “We are thrilled to be launching our two new restaurant concepts as the appeal and demand for fresh multi-Asian food continues to rise.

“We chose the Merrion Centre because it sits in a prime location near the university, city centre offices, and the First Direct Arena and we are specifically excited by the influx of student accommodation being built within the immediate vicinity. We can’t wait to launch to further support the multi Asian culture in Leeds’ Arena Quarter”.

Helen Green, property director for Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS), owners of the Merrion Centre, said: “In these challenging times it is important that we can accommodate some of the top and newest restaurants here at Merrion.

“Hang Sing Hong already has a strong reputation for selling tasty and authentic food. We are thrilled they have chosen Merrion for the opening of these two stylish restaurants and are confident they will add to our ever-growing mix of international food offerings.

“The increasing amount of residential accommodation in the surrounding area, together with the office and shopping customers, means these new ventures are sure to prove a popular addition to Merrion. They will continue to cement the Arena Quarter’s position and success as a key leisure and food destination in the heart of Leeds.”

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