Mint Velvet women’s wear chain to open in Marlborough High Street
Number Ten, the High Street, has been let to the up-and-coming women’s wear chain Mint Velvet. Founded in October 2009, Mint Velvet already has a presence in Newbury, Cheltenham and Reading.
With over eighty concessions within major stores and nine stand-alone shops, Mint Velvet has now made the expansion of its stand-alone shops the main focus of its development and plans to open between twenty and thirty more shops by 2015.
Number Ten was formerly the Age of Elegance store, but has been empty since early 2008. It is a Grade II listed building and has undergone extensive restoration and redecoration.
A planning application for change of use from retail so the owner could let the ground floor as a café was turned down by Kennet Council in 2009. And last year the retailer Huttons pulled out of lettings deal at the last moment.
Mint Velvet’s website marks the Marlborough shop as “Opening soon” – watch this space.