Millionth customer visits Highcross

Highcross Leicester welcomed its millionth customer on Wednesday 17th September after record crowds visited Leicestershire’s new £350 million retail, dining and entertainment destination.

Following a busy first two weeks of trading Highcross has now attracted more than one million people since its launch on September 4th. The flagship John Lewis Leicester continues to see a high level of footfall since opening and sales are 29% higher than expected for the first full week. Additionally, fashions and beauty continue to perform well. The Place To Eat is also proving popular with customers, with sales 52% higher than expected.

HighcrossMany customers have travelled to Highcross Leicester on the hundreds of buses that have stopped at the Causeway Lane bus terminus since launch day.

In addition to the new shops, restaurants and Cinema de Lux, the crowds have also enjoyed a series of dance and music performances at Highcross. Street performers entertained visitors on launch day, and Highcross hosted several dance and musical acts as part of the city’s One Leicester, One Rhythm Dance Festival on Saturday 6th September.

Tom Nathan, General Manager of Highcross Leicester, said: “It’s amazing that one million people have now visited Highcross Leicester! Our customers have been able to indulge in retail therapy, relax in our cafes and restaurants and enjoy the latest films at the Cinema de Lux. Many people have travelled from across Leicestershire to discover what Highcross has to offer, and it has been fantastic to see how much they have enjoyed what they have found.”

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