Watford town centre welcomes new businesses

Fashion retailer Joules, fast-food brand Tikka Nation and independent café bar The Garden Rooms are among a growing number of new businesses opening in Watford town centre.

While the town centre has been rocked by some major losses, including its John Lewis and Debenhams department stores, Watford has shown resilience as businesses to continue to invest in its town centre.

The following businesses have recently opened, or are opening very soon:

A&V Cutting Room – Barbers – 114 The Parade
An authentic Turkish barber located at the heart of Watford – their specialist barbers have a combined 25+ years of experience.

BloomsYard – Café & Bar – Upper Mall, intu Shopping Centre
BloomsYard perfectly serves tea, coffee and wine always accompanied with some scrumptious snacks. The BloomsYard selection is straight-forward, allowing choice, with their knowledgeable team ready to give advice on any of their products.

Blue Inc – Retail – Lower Mall, intu Shopping Centre
Famous for their menswear clothing, footwear, and accessories at affordable prices in a very trendy new store in intu shopping centre.

British Heart Foundation furniture shop – Charity shop - 38 The Parade
Furniture in good condition for a worthy cause, offering free & flexible collection to people in the local area.

Café Bianco – FOOD – 19-21 The Parade – OPENING SOON
Italian and Romanian restaurant opening soon on The Parade between Clarendon Road and the flyover.

Dracula’s European Foods – Food – 85 The Parade
Delicious Romanian store selling a range of food products, including a fresh bakery featuring a huge selection of delicious cakes.

Escape Hunt – Leisure – The Atrium, intu Shopping Centre – OPENING SOON
Immersive entertainment company Escape Hunt will soon open a brand-new escape room and virtual reality experience.

Favorit Supermarket – Supermarket – 112 The Parade
Selling all your essentials in a brand-new supermarket located near to The Pond at the top end of Watford town centre.

Full Stop Aesthetics – Beauty – 24 Market Street
An established hair & beauty salon with a reputation for providing a truly luxurious experience for our customers.

Heavenly Desserts – Food – 42 High Street – OPENING SOON!
A unique brand, dedicated to bringing the most luxury products, distinctive quality, and extensive range of beautiful desserts to the market.

Joules – Retail – Lower Mall, intu Shopping Centre
Joules carefully designs and sells clothing, footwear, accessories, homeware, gifting, and lifestyle product collections for all the family.

MENSPIRE – Grooming – 147 The Parade
Priding themselves in offering a high quality of service that begins with appointment-based bookings.

Next Home & Beauty – Retail – The Atrium, intu Shopping Centre
A quality department store which stocks several brands including Armani, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, GHD, Kiehls, Lancome, MAC, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and YSL.

Oodles Chinese, Food – 162 High Street
Authentic noodle cuisine providing a wide range of choice so that you can create your perfect noodle dish to takeaway.

Splattercraft – Arts & Craft – 20 Market Street
Offering a wide range of parties, workshops, and pop in crafts for both adults and children alike.

Sunshine Co – Tanning & Beauty – 106 The Parade
Brand new salon with the latest equipment including: MegaSun hyper premium P9 laydown, MegaSun premium 5600 laydowns and IXtream premium stand up with vibro plate.

Taco Bell – Food – High Street [opens on 19th December!]
US food chain with Mexican inspired menu, operating over 7500 restaurants globally.

The Best Connection - Recruitment – Wren House, Exchange Road
With over 89 branches across the UK, The Best Connection has national coverage with local knowledge. Dedicated to delivering effective and cost-efficient recruitment solutions.

The Garden Rooms – Café & Bar – 2 Market Street
An independent Café & Bar on Market Street servicing delicious food, coffee, and incredible wines.

Tikka Nation – Food – Lower Mall, intu Shopping Centre
Indian Halal takeaway and eat-in restaurant providing excellent quality traditional and contemporary Indian food.

Vype – Vape store – 96 The Parade
A vape store with a wide collection of e-liquid flavours and magnificent customer service to help you with your purchase.

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