Cat cafes in Bristol and Hedgehog cafes in Tokyo!

HEDGEHOG CAFÉ, A REAL LIFE CHANCE TO HAVE TEA WITH MRS TIGGY-WINKLE Over a hundred years ago Beatrix Potter wrote a book called The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. In the story a girl called Lucie comes across a tiny cottage, opens the door to find a hedgehog, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, doing the ironing. The two have tea but Lucie keeps her distance due to the prickles. If you enjoyed the story as a child, or when reading it to your children, you will love the idea of a hedgehog café, and…

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Plans revealed for Preston’s new restaurant and cinema complex

Residents of Preston, Lancashire are now able to see detailed plans for the new Markets Quarter development. The proposal is to demolish the current indoor market and construct a new multiplex cinema and restaurant complex. Artists’ impressions, models and drawings can be seen in St George’s Shopping Centre and representatives of the local council and developers will be available to answer any questions. The aim is to have the £50m development open by the end of 2020. Traders who operate in the current indoor market will be moved to the…

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Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne

Guest blog by retail expert Ian Thomas: “Food is fashionable!”

| Leading development strategist from Thomas Consultants explores the growing importance of food & beverage in retail environments | The growing fashion trend in retail is food. Retail centres across the globe are dedicating more of their retail space to food and beverage. But why? Because shopping is no longer just about going out to buy ‘stuff’… it is about going out for an experience, to meet and be with friends. It is a social interaction. With consumers looking for a better setting when they head out to shop, restaurants…

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