Glasgow’s first cacoa bar café set to open at Princes Square

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British chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat is to open a new chocolate shop and its first cocoa bar cafe in Glasgow within Princes Square, one of Redevco’s assets under management.

The exciting new retail venture will see customers access the chocolate emporium and cafe from inside the award winning shopping centre and from the city centre’s busy Buchanan Street.

Expected to open in late June following an extensive refurbishment of the former ‘Three’ retail unit at the front of Princes Square on Buchanan St, chocolate fans will be able to experience luxurious hot drinking chocolate, ‘Teaolat’ and coffee along with a range of cold drinks, delicious brownies, chocolates and Ice Cream of the Gods.

Hotel Chocolat will join other successful bars, restaurants and cafes located throughout the centre as well as other big retail names including Vivienne Westwood, COS and Reiss.

“Hotel Chocolat is delighted to be expanding its Glasgow presence in Princes Square. I am sure that this iconic location will be very popular with our customers,” said Peter Harris, Co-Founder of Hotel Chocolat.

Claire Wilkinson, Princes Square’s marketing manager said: “We’re excited that another ‘first’ is coming to Princes Square. Lots of visitors to Glasgow come here to enjoy the whole experience the centre offers, and our bars, restaurants and cafes have a great reputation for providing some of the best service around. We’re looking forward to Hotel Chocolat opening and are in no doubt they will add to the Princes Square experience and complement other retailers that are here.”

Princes Square was named as Scotland’s Favourite Building in a public vote held by the Royal Incorporation of Architects as part of the RIAS’s Festival of Architecture 2016 recognising Scotland’s Top 100 buildings from 1916 to 2015.

With over 25 retailers, including COS, Space NK, Belstaff and Vivienne Westwood, and 13 eateries Princes Square is located in the heart of the city’s bustling Buchanan Street, and provides a shopping haven to lovers of high street and designer fashion, beauty, jewellery, homewares and lifestyle brands, while its wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes attract every palate.

For further information on Princes Square please visit www.princessquare.co.uk. one