IT’S a full house for the first time ever at a popular waterside shopping centre.
The Boardwalk at Port Solent has achieved 100 per cent occupancy following a string of six restaurant signings – including a fish restaurant, a steak and lobster house and a Brazilian eatery.
Centre manager Gavin Waller said he was thrilled with the record occupancy.
Mr Waller said: ‘We are delighted to be operating a fully-let venue for the first time in a decade.
‘Our visitors have come to expect incomparable dining experiences from Port Solent and we are excited to continue to be able to make this a reality.
‘Our impressive collection of bars and restaurants is a vital asset to our venue and has attracted an exciting number of new visitors, resulting in tenants at Port Solent seeing a profound improvement to their trading.
‘Our ever-growing client base is also discovering the hidden gem that is the Trading Post, adding an exciting additional retail offer.
The new lettings include Casa Brasil, which offers a ‘rodizio dining experience’ overlooking the marina, the steakhouse Hot Rocks and Relentless Steak and Lobster House.
Other new tenants include Brassiere Fish and a branch of national restaurant chain Wildwood in premises previously occupied by Mexican restaurant Chiquito.
The deals were signed by commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard and joint agent Restaurant Property.
Hughes Ellard’s retail director Tim Clark said: ‘Increasing numbers of people are drawn to this thriving retail and leisure hub overlooking the yacht marina, with its French Riviera atmosphere, and the restaurant sector is always quick to spot a footfall opportunity.’
Meanwhile, pizza restaurant chain Prezzo has increased the size of its restaurant at Port Solent.