RETAILER GIVES BOOST TO MALTON TOWN CENTRE RETAIL PLAN
The region’s upmarket supermarket chain, Booths, is entering into exclusive negotiations to lease the supermarket which forms the anchor of a redevelopment scheme that will revive and enlarge the town centre.
Edwin Booth (pictured), chairman of Booths, has given the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate written confirmation of the firm’s intentions. The store, already given outline planning permission, enables the retailer to achieve the size and layout it needs, with adequate parking and servicing.
Mr Booth judged that the size of store meets the identified need in the Malton area and will offer a full range of quality food and drink to complement established retailers in the town centre.
“It’s also important that the buildings Booths trade from fit sympathetically with the character of local buildings. I am particularly impressed with the designs by architect Jan Maciag, and how the development fits naturally and sympathetically into Malton’s historic town centre.”
Roddy Bushell, estate manager for Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, said: “This is very good news and a shot in the arm for the town. Booths is exactly the high quality retailer we were seeking to open in Malton. Booths has an offer firmly based on good quality food and has a genuine passion for locally sourced food. This chimes exactly with Malton’s growing reputation as Yorkshire’s food capital.”
Graham Booth, the firm’s property director, added: “The ethos of Booths, which focuses on strong relationships with the best local suppliers devoted to producing great food and drink fits perfectly with Malton’s aim to become Yorkshire’s Food Capital. We share a vision to retail food and drink made in the region with care, integrity and pride.”