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Wagamama and Carluccio's keen on Gloucester Quays

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 24, 2012



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TWO top restaurants have admitted they would "love" to open at Gloucester Quays.

Popular eateries Wagamama and Carluccio's have both left the door wide open to an approach from the Quays, with more restaurants expected to open there in the near future.

The two national giants have both expressed an interest in joining the development, which is soon to boast a new The Gym and a Cineworld cinema.

A spokesman from Wagamama, which sells Japanese and Asian food, said: "Unfortunately we cannot confirm any openings in Gloucester, however we are always looking for new sites and we would love to open there in the future if possible."

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Meanwhile, a spokesman for Carluccio's, which serves authentic Italian food, said: "As far as we are aware, there are no opening plans in the pipeline for Gloucester but Carluccio's is constantly looking for good sites across the country, so it is not ruling out this opportunity at some point in the future."

Bosses at the Quays say talks are ongoing with a number of different companies.

A spokesman said: "Gloucester Quays is actively talking to a wide variety of restaurants and bar operators that will appeal both to the family market during the day and early evening to those premium brands that will offer a great evening out for drinks or food in the unique setting of the Docks.

"It's a bit early at this stage to confirm names, but quality brands like these are certainly on a priority list for us."

Meanwhile, two shops are opening their doors in the city centre today.

Pretzel shop Auntie Anne's is opening at The Eastgate Shopping Centre, while clothes store Internacionale is also opening after relocating within the centre to a bigger unit.

A spokesman for Auntie Anne's store said: "We look forward to offering the shoppers in The Eastgate a new food experience."

Internacionale retail operations director, Caraline Money, said: "The Eastgate Centre is a key shopping destination, so when the opportunity for a store in the Bell Walk area became available we jumped at the chance."

Jason Robinson, centre manager, said: "We've seen an influx of great stores wanting to open up in the city centre over the past 12 months."

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  • Glos_Lad34  |  December 02 2012, 1:48PM

    @ Sam I'll see if I can over the Christmas period.

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  • Sam58  |  November 27 2012, 10:42AM

    If anyone wants to try Carluccio's theres one in Worcester and yes it is very nice

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  • Glos_Lad34  |  November 25 2012, 6:40PM

    Yesterday when I went to Cribbs Causeway I went past Carluccio's it looks like a really good restaurant and also Wagamama even though i don't know where our local one is.

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  • thomasjamesl  |  November 25 2012, 6:27PM

    Come on let's have stories about news stores opened or opening not prospects. Albeit would love Waga and Carlucios.

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  • MrGarnet  |  November 24 2012, 8:04PM

    by thomas1996Saturday, November 24 2012, 4:04PM "The article says basically nothing! I look forward to the day The Citizen are reporting FREE parking at Gloucester Quays to compete with Cribbs Causeway." Eggs Bloddy cactly!! The council must help fund this cra@p! Like last week Paul James was telling us we like to pay through the nose for parking with the "new" rip off machines "totally dedicated to the customers enjoyment and care" or like!LOL! For the hard of knowing what it like to run a business.

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  • taylke  |  November 24 2012, 6:08PM

    Whoever wrote the headline should get a job as a political spin doctor. Neither company has stated that they have any specific interest in Gloucester, just that they are always interested in new locations. The headline suggests that they are almost ready to open their doors. This is supposed to be a NEWS outlet so please stick to facts rather than fabrication.

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  • thomas1996  |  November 24 2012, 4:04PM

    The article says basically nothing! I look forward to the day The Citizen are reporting FREE parking at Gloucester Quays to compete with Cribbs Causeway.

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  • SandraPee  |  November 24 2012, 11:27AM

    Hmm. Does the article really reflect what the headline implies ?

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  • randylearner  |  November 24 2012, 10:54AM

    This 'story' is ridiculous.

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