21 Jul 21 by Lesley Anderson
Following the closure of Las Iguanas, property agents Vickery Holman are marketing the landmark, high profile building in the centre of Exeter’s main thoroughfare and social scene. ‘This has to be the best leisure unit in Exeter.’ said Zach Maiden, Commercial Agent for Vickery Holman. ‘It’s opposite Queen Street Dining, next to the train station, a stone’s throw from Exeter College and Exeter University and right at the heart of Exeter’s night life. Not only that, but the unit is opposite the new development going on at the Harlequin Centre, which will bring even more people onto Queen Street looking for high quality food and drink venues.’
The former Las Iguanas building is round the corner from Gandy Street and the Phoenix arts and music centre and next to the highly regarded Royal Albert Memorial Museum, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Exeter typically sees 2.5 million tourist visits per year, making Queen Street one of the most attractive streets in the city on which to have a leisure unit.
‘We’re seeing a very high level of interest already, both from national and independent restaurant groups. The opportunity to significantly enhance Exeter’s night life with a successful food and drink operator is very exciting and we’re expecting the unit to be agreed quickly.’ Added Mr Maiden. ‘With a student population of around 35,000, and a local population of 130,000, Exeter has no shortage of people looking to enjoy all the benefits of city life.’
The unit comprises a fitted former restaurant on ground and first floor levels and a basement area, while the lease for offices and a flat can be negotiated along with the leisure area.
Vickery Holman are jointly marketing the building with Savills. For more information, please contact Zach Maiden
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