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A spate of new businesses have taken space at Luxor Group's three developments in St Helens.

Sovereign Food and Wine will move into the 4,200 sq ft basement and ground floor levels of the former Tyrers department store.

The top storey has been converted in to a mixture of one and two-bedroom luxury apartments, known as Nicholson Lofts.

New tenants elsewhere include gaming lounge Barzookoid, which has taken 4,300 sq ft at Nicholson Plaza, and the Laguna tanning sunbed salon taking 1,300 sq ft.

Meanwhile, Classy Cuts hair salon has occupied a 800 sq ft unit at Barrow Street's Nicholson House, while The Dean restaurant has agreed to open at the former Willowbrook site this year.

Entertainment company MD Productions will take space at the shopping arcade on Claughton Street.

Luxor Group purchased the buildings in 2017 and has since worked to transform them.

Chief executive Paul Nicholson said: "We believe high streets can thrive again. It's about finding the right local mix and giving aspiring businesses the opportunity to be successful.

"We are driven to ensure we get a good mix of retailers to create a good vibe in the area. As the saying goes, it's sink or swim and we will assist to keep new businesses afloat."

Councillor Andy Bowden, St Helens Council's cabinet member for balanced development, housing and economic opportunity, added: "A greater variety of independent retailers and leisure opportunities is a key priority in our ambitious plans for St Helens town centre's regeneration and this latest development by Luxor Group is a positive step in that direction."

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