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Torquay’s Christmas Carnival on the 18th November

In conjunction with Torquay’s Christmas Carnival on the 18th November, Fleet Walk has organized a day of activity and entertainment from 11am.

Craft activities run by Children’s Week Torbay from 11am and Face painting by Faces glitz and Glam. Father Christmas will be arriving around 11.30am to make his way to the Grotto, and we will continue with the entertainment from 2pm with The Breeze and the Pauline Quirks Academy School Choir, Harbour and a fantastic Robbie Williams Tribute singer ,Lee Randall.

Why not have your photo with Deadpool, Spiderman, The Judge’s from 2000AD, Storm Troopers and many more family favourites. Movie cars, Barricade from Transformers, Back to the Future Deloreon and Trotters Independent.

From 4.30pm the Christmas Carnival will make its way through Torquay to Fleet Street, stopping for the Fleet Walk Christmas Lights to be switched on at around 5.15pm, the Carnival will continue on its journey around the harbour to its finishing point of the Princess Theatre.

Please be aware from 1pm Fleet Street will be closed to buses and traffic until the close of the carnival around 7pm.

(All timings, acts and characters are subject to change and charges may apply)

Keep updated with the Fleet Walk Facebook Page

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Top trader Tiger comes to Fleet Walk in Torquay

flying-tigerCOLOURFUL Danish retailer Flying Tiger has opened a pop-up store in Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay.
The popular Tiger homeware and gift store, recently re-branded Flying Tiger Copenhagen, already has branches in Exeter and Plymouth and 600 shops around the world.

Tom Johnston, asset manager for Fleet Walk Shopping Centre said: “Flying Tiger is an extremely popular brand and we’re thrilled they’re here with us for a few months. They offer a unique and fun product range and take us a step closer in our aim to bring new retailers to Torquay and expand the retail offer.”
The founder of Flying Tiger, Lennart Lajboschitz, opened his first family-run store in 1995 in a rough-around-the-edges neighbourhood of Copenhagen and has gone on to create a global high street brand which offers customers affordable and quality products.

A Tiger spokesman said: “At our stores, you’ll find things you need, things you’ve dreamed of and things you never even knew existed. Things for your home, your office, your parties, your kids, your kitchen, and more. They’re stylish and colourful, practical and original, and most of them have a Danish flavour and a humorous touch.

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Starbucks, Poundland and KFC in Fleet Walks reshuffle

fleetwalkSPECULATION is growing about big names moving into Torquay’s Fleet Street shopping centre including Starbucks, KFC, Poundland and Nando’s.
Starbucks has been holding job interviews and appointing staff for a new premises in Torquay.
A planning application has been made following the closure of the Toy Sale shop at the bottom of Fleet Walk, knocking through into the adjoining former Pizza Hut.
It is understood that KFC is set to move into the new bigger premises.
Meanwhile Poundland plans to double in size by extending into the existing KFC further up Fleet Walk.
It is also understood that two gyms are looking at the possibility of opening health and fitness businesses within the shopping centre.
Meanwhile there has been ongoing speculation about Nando’s interest in opening a restaurant in Torquay.
The rumour has been fuelled by the closure of Fleet Walk’s longest-standing tenants, The Wood Shop, which closed its largest unit on the ground floor in the rondel at the bottom of the centre over Christmas.

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