A cool contender has been confirmed as the latest occupier at Rugby’s new restaurant quarter further to continued investment into the town’s retail presence.

Kaspa’s Desserts has taken on Unit D at Chapel Street Dining; the restaurant quarter at the Swan Centre, and a £350,000 fit-out of the premises is now imminent before the dessert house chain opens its doors at the end of the summer.

The dessert house chain advised by Robert Hales of retained agents, EJ Hales, has agreed a 10-year-lease with retail agents Harris Lamb.

Harris Lamb was retained by the Caracal Properties, who bought the Swan Centre last summer, tasked with sourcing suitable new occupiers for vacant retail and restaurant units at the complex, and Head of Retail David Walton said that with just two eatery outlets now remaining, Kaspa’s had been keen to establish a presence in Rugby.

David said:Caracal is regenerating the Swan centre, and the dedicated restaurant quarter is an ideal site for new and established and new eateries to take on a prime town centre location benefitting from high levels of footfall and complementary neighbouring businesses.

David added: “We’re delighted that Kaspa’s Desserts has chosen to extend its national presence by investing in a Rugby location. As the UK’s leading Dessert Restaurant, the business has an attractive offering that is sure to attract a strong customer-base keen to experience its take on sweet treats.

“With Midlands sites already located in West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Derby amongst others, the business’ decision to bring their Gelato offer toRugby means it will be part of the town’s ongoing renaissance.

With significant investment being ploughed into the area, this is a key time to establish a foothold in the town.”