Ed’s Easy Diner to open at Vangarde Shopping Park, Monks Cross

York Press: Richard France Richard France

A RETRO American-style restaurant is the latest retailer to take on a unit at the Vangarde Shopping Park being built at Monks Cross, York.

Ed’s Easy Diner has signed up, leaving only one unit left to let. It adds to brands already lined up for the development, including Costa Coffee, Prezzo, Nando’s, Frankie & Benny’s and York’s first Giraffe restaurant will all be open for business in April this year.

Richard France, managing director of developers The Oakgate Group, said: “The addition of Ed’s Easy Diner to our restaurant line up gives another amazing dimension to our already impressive food offering.

"We now have only one 1,000 sq ft unit remaining, which has already received a tremendous amount of interest. However, we’re looking for an exciting operator to fill the last space in order to complete our fantastic line-up.”

The development was due to open in April, he said.

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9:26am Wed 15 Jan 14

notmyrealname says...

Recession ?
Recession ? notmyrealname
  • Score: 1

10:12am Wed 15 Jan 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I've never taken my long-necked African pet out for something to eat before, so we're both looking forward to visiting York's first Giraffe restaurant.
I've never taken my long-necked African pet out for something to eat before, so we're both looking forward to visiting York's first Giraffe restaurant. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 28

10:22am Wed 15 Jan 14

tricky1992000 says...

we've got an economy based on eating......
we've got an economy based on eating...... tricky1992000
  • Score: 12

11:26am Wed 15 Jan 14

Blythespirit says...

Just what we need... another American chain pushing unhealthy eating!
Just what we need... another American chain pushing unhealthy eating! Blythespirit
  • Score: 0

12:00pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Daley Mayall says...

Any chance of some actual shops out there, instead of endless places to buy some scran?
Any chance of some actual shops out there, instead of endless places to buy some scran? Daley Mayall
  • Score: 7

12:06pm Wed 15 Jan 14

matroom says...

Looking forward to having a wander round here. John lewis is amazing.
Looking forward to having a wander round here. John lewis is amazing. matroom
  • Score: 9

12:34pm Wed 15 Jan 14

magicadey says...

so 1 new shop and some restaurants. the city centre was worried for what reason? Most people knew this wouldn't be what they made it out to be
so 1 new shop and some restaurants. the city centre was worried for what reason? Most people knew this wouldn't be what they made it out to be magicadey
  • Score: 6

12:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

straylandsbloke says...

Where are the Tesco haters? part/fully owned by them I believe.

Went to one in London recently it was packed, unsurprisingly it was very good.

On a different note fans of Trollied would probaby wish the Richard France in this article was the namesake from it.
Where are the Tesco haters? part/fully owned by them I believe. Went to one in London recently it was packed, unsurprisingly it was very good. On a different note fans of Trollied would probaby wish the Richard France in this article was the namesake from it. straylandsbloke
  • Score: -3

3:55pm Wed 15 Jan 14

runnermatt says...

Even I am drawing the line at eating giraffe, I do not think it should be allowed
Even I am drawing the line at eating giraffe, I do not think it should be allowed runnermatt
  • Score: 6

5:45pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

Blythespirit wrote:
Just what we need... another American chain pushing unhealthy eating!
Then don't go.....
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: Just what we need... another American chain pushing unhealthy eating![/p][/quote]Then don't go..... Oyy you
  • Score: 6

6:06pm Wed 15 Jan 14

non pedalling pete says...

Pity it's not a Denny's
Pity it's not a Denny's non pedalling pete
  • Score: 0

6:16pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ouseswimmer says...

The average visit to such a shopping centre is about an hour. It always amazes me how people simply cannot last an hour without having somewhere to eat.
The average visit to such a shopping centre is about an hour. It always amazes me how people simply cannot last an hour without having somewhere to eat. ouseswimmer
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Wed 15 Jan 14

JHardacre says...

ouseswimmer wrote:
The average visit to such a shopping centre is about an hour. It always amazes me how people simply cannot last an hour without having somewhere to eat.
So you don't consider that some people may go to a shopping centre simply TO eat.

Don't be amazed - get a life instead.
[quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: The average visit to such a shopping centre is about an hour. It always amazes me how people simply cannot last an hour without having somewhere to eat.[/p][/quote]So you don't consider that some people may go to a shopping centre simply TO eat. Don't be amazed - get a life instead. JHardacre
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Wed 15 Jan 14

anth!! says...

Blythespirit wrote:
Just what we need... another American chain pushing unhealthy eating!
Dont go in then.
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: Just what we need... another American chain pushing unhealthy eating![/p][/quote]Dont go in then. anth!!
  • Score: 1

2:28am Thu 16 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

ouseswimmer wrote:
The average visit to such a shopping centre is about an hour. It always amazes me how people simply cannot last an hour without having somewhere to eat.
Another way to look at it is 'Services' for the A64.
It might be a sensible idea for the leasors of the retail units and eateries to pay the Highways Agency for a sign near the Hopgrove junction "Local Services (not 24 hours)". Get extra buisness into York from people who might otherwise just drive by onwards to Scarborough/Pickerin
g/Whitby etc...

If Ed's Easy Diner is fronted up to look like a 1950's metal-built american diner, complete with neon signs, like we see in retro films and the like, then it could attract a decent amount of custom.
[quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: The average visit to such a shopping centre is about an hour. It always amazes me how people simply cannot last an hour without having somewhere to eat.[/p][/quote]Another way to look at it is 'Services' for the A64. It might be a sensible idea for the leasors of the retail units and eateries to pay the Highways Agency for a sign near the Hopgrove junction "Local Services (not 24 hours)". Get extra buisness into York from people who might otherwise just drive by onwards to Scarborough/Pickerin g/Whitby etc... If Ed's Easy Diner is fronted up to look like a 1950's metal-built american diner, complete with neon signs, like we see in retro films and the like, then it could attract a decent amount of custom. Magicman!
  • Score: 2

2:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bloodaxe says...

matroom wrote:
Looking forward to having a wander round here. John lewis is amazing.
How do you know ? It hasn't opened yet. This isn't a full size JL anyway.
[quote][p][bold]matroom[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to having a wander round here. John lewis is amazing.[/p][/quote]How do you know ? It hasn't opened yet. This isn't a full size JL anyway. bloodaxe
  • Score: 1

2:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bloodaxe says...

Costa Coffee, Prezzo, Nando’s, Frankie & Benny’s . How stunning. That's real class.
Costa Coffee, Prezzo, Nando’s, Frankie & Benny’s . How stunning. That's real class. bloodaxe
  • Score: 2

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