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John Lewis and Eastgate Quarters: Judges rule on 'Hammerson Delight, Once Removed'

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"John Lewis managing director Andy Street is to outline why his company has chosen to anchor the £675m [Hammerson] Eastgate Quarters at an event in Leeds next week.

"Street will speak at the Leeds Chamber Business Lunch, sponsored by Hammerson, which is taking place on Tuesday (8 November) at the Queens Hotel. 'We are:
to welcome Andy to Leeds to talk about his experiences running one of the biggest retail giants in the UK and his investment plans in the city,' said Gary Williamson, chief executive of the chamber. 

The 'Campaign for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood Redevelopment' judges have ruled that, while they welcome investment in Leeds city centre, the lampooning of the use of "delighted" by someone other than Hammerson itself falls outside of the terms of the regular, ever-popular web site feature.

The judges hope to have further qualifying "Hammerson Delight" reports soon, since they know web site readers are so appreciative of them.

In the meantime, the judges welcome any comment from John Lewis on its massive new store at Westfield White City, and its apparent lack of interest in Brent Cross.

Yorkshire Post: John Lewis in pledge over £675m Leeds Eastgate plan

Link to Yorkshire Post

"High street retailer John Lewis has moved to reassure Leeds that it remains committed to the city’s proposed Eastgate Quarter development, after pulling out of a similar scheme across the Pennines.

"The company withdrew from the £700m Tithebarn shopping development in Preston, which means the scheme will now have to be scaled down."

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