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CBRE Leases Former Park Row Bank To Growing Chain

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11 May 2016

Acting on behalf of CBRE Global Investors, the Retail team at CBRE Leeds has secured a letting to Busaba Eathai at the former Lloyds Bank unit on Park Row in Leeds City Centre. The popular group has taken a 15 year lease on the 6,000 sq ft unit.

Busaba Eathai is the UK leading Thai restaurant group currently operating 14 locations across the UK and 1 in Dubai. The new Leeds restaurant will be fully operational by early 2017 and will be the first outlet in Yorkshire. As part of continued northern expansion, Busaba have recently opened in Manchester and Liverpool ONE.

Busaba Eathai is a modern Thai eatery led by Jason Myers, CEO and originally conceived by Alan Yau, (Hakkasan, Wagamama and Yauatcha) with the first branch opening in Soho in London in 1999. Busaba offers a modern Bangkok experience based on bar and delicious Thai food at affordable prices, in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Jason Myers, CEO of Busaba, said; “I am delighted to be opening this Flagship Busaba in my home city of Leeds, it’s wonderful to be in Yorkshire and working with CBRE on this exciting re-development of the former Lloyds Bank.” 

James Fox, Director of Retail at CBRE Leeds, said; “The former Lloyds unit on Park Row presented the ideal location for Busaba Eathai’s first restaurant in Yorkshire. Leeds has welcomed a large number of new restaurant operators since the opening of Trinity and it is fantastic to be introducing this award winning brand to Leeds.”