Hotel Chocolat to open new Brighton store

An artist impression of revamped North Street
An artist impression of revamped North Street

A chocolate shop is to open its doors in the revamped Hanningtons Estate on North Street.

Hotel Chocolat has taken 1,378 sq ft at 19 North Street, next to Oliver Bonas and Watches of Switzerland.

Peter Harris, co-founder and development director at Hotel Chocolat, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Hotel Chocolat to Brighton’s vibrant new cultural and retail quarter.

“We’re on a mission to make as many people happy as we can through good quality chocolate - made with more cocoa, less sugar. This latest addition forms part of our ever-growing portfolio across the UK, Japan and the USA.”

Oliver Bonas is opening a 3,338 sq ft store at 18 North Street tomorrow (May 24) and Watches of Switzerland is currently fitting out a 3,798 sq ft store at 21-22 North Street, next to Habitat.

Andrew Foulds, portfolio director at Redevco, said: “Hotel Chocolat is a fantastic premium brand, which will sit perfectly alongside existing tenants Habitat, Cath Kidston, Kurt Geiger, Sandro, Maje, Bobbi Brown and White Company. Our vision was to extend the premium retail offer already found in East Street and create something really special and unique in Hanningtons Lane.

“The response from local people and businesses to the new Lane, and the improvements we have made to stores on North Street, has been fantastic. It is all coming together and we are very happy with the line up so far.”