One more Mountain to climb

AN outdoor clothing and equipment firm is the latest to take a unit in the second phase of Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade development.

Mountain Warehouse will open a 2,800 sq ft outlet later this month, joining JoJo Maman Bébé and Monsoon in the area which contained the former Morpeth Comrades Club building.

The company, which has more than 100 stores across the UK and Ireland, is taking a 10-year lease on the unit.

Centre Manager Debbie Anderson said: “Morpeth is a really good location for Mountain Warehouse and the store is a great addition to our phase two line-up.

“We have got a busy few weeks at the Arcade and are looking forward to welcoming all our new retailers to the centre.”

JoJo Maman Bébé and Monsoon are both fitting out their stores and are due to open in March. Just one unit for the second phase is left to fill. An official opening of the phase two stores is planned for April.