New Arcade stores open their doors

THREE of Sanderson Arcade’s new stores have now opened to shoppers.

After Mountain Warehouse launched earlier in the month, upmarket maternity and baby wear specialist JoJo Maman Bébé officially opened on Saturday and fashion retailer Monsoon followed suit yesterday.

These stores are part of the scheme’s £3.5million second phase and there is now just one unit remaining to be filled on the site, which had previously contained the former Morpeth Comrades Club building.

Founder and Managing Director of JoJo Laura Tenison said: “We knew that the brand was already well known in the north east with a large number of loyal online customers, but the response we have received to the store from the moment we began trading has been really fantastic.”

Up to 50 new jobs will be created at the four outlets.

Centre Manager Debbie Anderson said: “It’s great to see our new shops opening and we’re looking forward to celebrating the completion of this second phase of the centre next month.”