December 12, 2018 @ 16:02 by Chloe Holmes
Commercial law firm St James’ Square has helped clean-eating restaurant chain The Naked Deli expand into new premises.
The Naked Deli has opened a new flagship restaurant in Newcastle’s historic Central Arcade to serve up its popular range of whole and natural state fresh food.
The new restaurant, which offers a health-conscious and clean-eating dining experience with both eat-in and take-away options, opened its doors on Tuesday, December 11.
Martin Wilson and Jenny Atkin, from the real estate commercial property department at St James’ Square, advised The Naked Deli on the deal that saw the firm redevelop the Grade II-listed premises at 97 and 99 Grey Street, which had been standing empty for some time.
Jenny, an Associate at St James’ Square Law Firm said; “The Naked Deli is an exciting addition to Grey Street and brings a unique healthy dining experience to Newcastle city centre. The design of the restaurant fits perfectly with the iconic listed buildings and is true to the brand’s unique style.”
“Like St James’ Square, The Naked Deli is a young, dynamic business with big ambitions for the future so our partnership works really well.
“We are thrilled to have worked with The Naked Deli during its expansion into their new flagship premises and congratulate them on this latest milestone achievement.”
Launched in 2014 in Heaton, The Naked Deli also has sites in Fenwick’s food hall, Gosforth, and Newcastle Airport.
Ian Jones, Property Director at The Naked Deli, said: “We are delighted to open our new Grey Street branch and bring our healthy and nutritious food to more people in the heart of Newcastle.
“The team at St James’ Square was fantastic throughout the negotiations. The service we received from them has been incredible. They really understand our business and always go the extra mile to help things go to plan.”
St James’ Square recently released figures showing a turnover of £1.3 million in the 18 months since it was founded. The firm employs 28 members of staff and has recently moved to a new 5000-square foot office at Esh Plaza, in Newcastle Great Park.
The team represents an array of successful companies, including Hays Travel, Northgate, Co-wheels, and Premier Care Homes.