Outdoor clothing firm Trespass opening larger shop in Belfast
An outdoor clothing chain is expanding into a new larger location in Belfast city centre.
Trespass will take on the revamped unit in Ann Street left behind when clothing firm NV shut its doors.
The unit has undergone a major refurbishment by its owners Alterity Investments.
Trespass was operating from Arthur Street, but will now move to the larger premises.
Brian Kidd, partner at Frazer Kidd, secured the new letting.
"The property was formerly occupied by NV and when they ceased trading it was brought to the market for sale," he said.
"Our client, Alterity Investments, bought the property, which was in need of significant repair and altered/refurbished the building to create a striking modern retail unit fronting onto Ann Street and a smaller unit fronting onto Joy's Entry.
"There was a very strong interest in both premises and the two parts of the property were pre-agreed prior to practical completion. The Ann Street unit is to be occupied by Trespass who are up-sizing and relocating from their existing premises in Arthur Street.
"I believe that this confirms the good level of demand for city centre retail space at present and strengthens the position of Ann Street within the city."
The retailer is the latest in a number of new stores popping up in the Ann Street area.
Sostrene Grene, Danish for 'Grene sisters', opened its first Northern Ireland store in the former premises of Head Records in Ann Street at the end of last year.
The retailer stocks homeware, stationery, gifts and interior furnishings and was founded by Anna and Clara Grene in 1973.
The Belfast store is the first of six shops it's planning to open in Northern Ireland.
Last month, the retailer launched its second store at The Quays shopping centre in Newry.
Sostrene Grene already has 150 stores worldwide, with six in the Republic of Ireland.