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Fisher German has secured a five-year lease on a retail unit in Malvern on behalf of a private client, transforming a former shoe shop into a new Mediterranean tapas bar.

Bar Limón is to open in the coming weeks and has already sparked the interest of the local community, with residents already getting in touch to book tables.

The unit gained strong interest from other potential tenants, demonstrating the confidence in both the retail and hospitality industry in the town. The new bar and restaurant features indoor seating as well as a secret garden area at the back of the property, and a total of 15 new jobs have already been created by the venue.

Speaking about the letting, Senior Surveyor Lauren Allcoat, said that there continues to be a rising confidence in the Malvern market as Covid restrictions are lifted. She said: “Malvern is a thriving town, so we were able to use our expertise as well as our knowledge of the local market to demonstrate the huge potential of the unit, not only as a retail premises but also for alternative uses, in this case as a bar or restaurant. In the right areas there is still a large amount of demand for both retail and hospitality as Covid restrictions lift, and because of this we were able to attract a strong amount of interest from a range of potential tenants.

“Bar Limón will be a fantastic addition to the bars and restaurants in Malvern and we are sure that it will thrive in the town. We are now seeking other instructions in the area to help support property owners, businesses and the growth of the local economy. If anyone has units they are looking to lease or are seeking new premises in the area, please do get in touch.”

Bar Limon owner, Lucy Dunlop, added: “When I first began looking at properties, I didn’t think it would be possible to open a restaurant in a former retail premises, but the team at Fisher German as well as the local planning authority have been fantastic in showing me the potential of the property. It also has a beautiful south facing garden so we’ve even been able to include outdoor seating which has been amazing. It’s been a real boost for the local economy as I’ve already created 15 jobs, with a mixture of full and part time positions. We’ve had so much interest from the local community who have been asking us questions and even making bookings, and we now can’t wait to open our doors to the public.”

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