The two-storey property was formerly the home of Dunkin Donuts which closed in the summer (2017). Barker Storey Matthews was instructed to market the 186.39 sqm (2,007 sq ft) premises by way of assignment of the existing lease - which runs until February 2024 - in the autumn and soon secured interest from Nanna Mexico - whose other Cambridge outlets are on Regent Street and Petty Cury.
The transaction was soon concluded and a re-fit of the premises in the Nanna Mexico ‘casa' style began, seeing the street food specialist open for business by the end of last month (November).
Nanna Mexico founder and owner, Luis Navarro, confirms that six additional staff have been recruited to work at the new Fitzroy Street outlet which, when fully fitted out, will serve up to 60 covers.
In speaking about the success of Nanna Mexico in Cambridge, Luis Navarro credits the traditional values of quality, service and community.
He explains, "The support we have received from the business and financial professions in the city has been matched by that of our community of customers.
Both audiences appreciate what Nanna Mexico is bringing to the appetites and palates of Cambridge. That's real food prepared from scratch, quality street-style and served with a smile. Cambridge really gets what we are all about."
Laurence Gercke of Barker Storey Matthews, who specialises in retail agency and shops to rent in Cambridge, sees this latest letting to Nanna Mexico as part of a ‘foodie boom' in Cambridge which is fanning out from the historical city centre core. He adds, "Both Fitzroy Street and Burleigh Street are benefitting from the multi-million-pound facelift of the nearby Grafton Centre.
There is a renewed buzz about the area and a thriving café culture which sees local chains and independents blend with the corporate brand coffee shops, bakeries and takeaways to keep pace with our shifting dining habits."
For more information about retail premises and shops to rent in Cambridge, contact Laurence Gercke at Barker Storey Matthews, 01223 467155, firstname.lastname@example.org or see bsm.uk.com.