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Frankie and Benny's is the latest national chain to sign an agreement to join the Dover Town Investment Zone.
The Restaurant Group Plc will lease its brand in a 4,300sq ft unit next to Cineworld, who signed an agreement to lease a six-screen, 21,000sqft cinema in September last year.
The St James’s development will total 120,000sqft of mixed-use retail and leisure with parking for 445 vehicles in the heart of Dover town centre.
Shelley Sandzer and Stephen Buckle & Co acted for Bond City and Wareing & Partners acted for The Restaurant Group.
Tim Ingleton, head of inward investment for Dover District Council, said: “We are delighted that Frankie & Benny’s have committed to Dover.
"They are an excellent addition to our anchor tenant signings, Cineworld and M&S. This deal demonstrates that occupiers share our vision for the future of the town centre.”
Richard McGibbon, development manager at Laker Developments, added: “The St James’s development is now starting to attract attention from major brands and we are very excited to add Frankie & Benny’s to our lineup.
"We are in discussions with a number of retailers and we hope to make further announcements soon.”
Read all of the latest reactions in next week's Mercury, out on April 24.
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