Two new shops mean Bury St Edmunds’ arc shopping centre is fully let

The former Wallis shop in the arc, Bury St Edmunds
The former Wallis shop in the arc, Bury St Edmunds
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A popular jewellers and a ‘proper hamburger’ restaurant are set to open new stores in Bury St Edmunds later this year.

Chains Pandora and Byron are currently fitting out units in the arc where they are expected to open after the summer, bringing the shopping centre to 100 per cent occupancy.

Byron, which prides itself on serving hamburgers the way they should be - Scottish beef, ground fresh, cooked medium and served in a soft, squishy bun - will be opening in the expanded unit opposite Carluccio’s.

Its simple menu includes the classic, cheese, signature Byron burgers and a regularly changing special, as well as sides and desserts.

Drinks include milkshakes, hard shakes, classic sodas, floats and a selection of Kentucky bourbons, as well as craft beers from around the world, all chosen to go with a hamburger, including its own Byron Pale Ale and Byron Lager.

A spokesman said: “Every Byron’s design is unique - at Byron Bury St Edmunds, the design will feature contrasting greens, whites and browns alongside a feature herringbone clad wooden wall.

“The open kitchen will provide a focal point, complemented by timber and polished concrete flooring, reclaimed doors and windows, and a mixture of vintage and contemporary furniture.”

Pandora will be opening in the former Wallis unit which was recently vacated as part of a move into the town’s Debenham’s store.

Spokespeople for the jewellery firm were unable to give any details of the new store.

Colin Roberts, arc centre manager, said “We are delighted to be welcoming two more leading brands to arc which will only add to the attraction of our town as a great shopping destination.

“Pandora is a world leading brand and Byron a growing, quality brand that will give our visitors another great dining option while they shop.”

It is not yet known how many jobs will be created.