The City of Edinburgh Council has announced it has secured a café operator for its Grade A office development in the heart of the Exchange district, Atria Edinburgh.
Café Klaris Limited, a high quality sandwich and coffee offering, has taken retail unit 3, comprising 893 sq ft of space located on the ground level of Atria One on Morrison Street, on a 15 year FRI lease. Café Klaris is the second café-style outlet from proprietor Marcos Alvarez who also runs Waka Café on North Castle Street in Edinburgh.
Councillor Frank Ross, Economy Convener at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “It is great news that Café Klaris is joining the exceptionally strong mix of occupiers at Atria Edinburgh. It is the first café operator to sign up so I am sure it will be a welcome offering, both for the existing tenants and the neighbouring community, alongside the Co-operative convenience store when it opens.”
The Co-operative Group was the first retail occupier announced for Atria Edinburgh and is due to open for business later this month. The building is also home to office tenants such as PwC, Brewin Dolphin, Aon, IBM and Green Investment Bank, and is one of the most sustainable and energy efficient properties in Edinburgh.
Marcos Alvarez from Café Klaris Limited said: “We are very excited to be launching our new café outlet in Atria Edinburgh. The striking building was a clear choice for us given its location in the Exchange and its close proximity to main retail thoroughfares. We can’t wait to get started on our fit out plans.”
Both the City of Edinburgh Council and Café Klaris Limted represented themselves.
Retail unit 1, which extends to 1,436 sq ft and is located on Conference Square, is still available. Retail leasing enquiries should be directed towards Mark Bulloch at the City of Edinburgh Council.
Office space in both Atria One and Two remains available and is being marketed by joint letting agents JLL and Montagu Evans.