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New tenants for shopping centre
Drake Circus shopping centre
The centre will house three of the largest retail units in the region
The developers of Plymouth's new 200m shopping centre have announced another eight deals with retailers who will trade there when it opens in October.

Most of the latest firms businesses to be announced are new to Plymouth and include Coast, Oasis and Faith.

Drake Circus opens on 5 October, when Plymouth will cease to be the only major British city without a large covered shopping area.

The centre, which will also have cafes, is expected to create 2,000 jobs.

The other newly named tenants are specialist food and drink outlets Hotel Chocolat, Juice Moose and Spudulike. They will be joined by mobile phone operator Threestore and the electrical goods store ETS.

Primark, Next and Marks & Spencer are opening their biggest regional shops there and Billabong, Game, Starbucks and Lush are all set to take up residence as well as Burger King, The Perfume Shop, Passion for Perfume and HDH catering.

Other retailers who have announced they are taking units in the centre include Boots, Virgin Megastore and fashion retailer Zara.



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