Irwin Mitchell Paves Way For First Wagamama In York

Specialists Advises On Deal To Bring Restaurant Chain To City


Real estate experts at law firm Irwin Mitchell have helped secure a deal that will see Japanese inspired restaurant chain wagamama open a restaurant in York city centre for the first time.

The 3,900 sq ft unit on Goodramgate was agreed on a 20-year lease and will take the place of the former JJB Sports shop, which closed after the company went into administration in 2008. Prior to that, the store was the well-known local sports retailer Newitts of York.

Since opening the first wagamama restaurant in 1992, over 100 wagamama restaurants now operate across the world with over 2,300 employees in the UK stores alone. This latest branch will create a number of new jobs in the York city centre.

Irwin Mitchell acted on behalf of the landlord along with agents Cushman and Wakefield, while Teague and Capital Ltd acted on behalf of wagamama.

John Flathers, who heads the Real Estate team at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds and acted for the owner, said: “We are delighted to be able to get this unit back into use. It is in a good position and once again emphasises the adage of location, location, location.”

“It will see jobs created in York and it is part of a larger expansion for the wagamama brand, which will also see additional jobs created across the country.”