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Statement from the leader of Leeds City Council on Victoria Gate opening date announcement

Following the announcement that the Victoria Gate development incorporating John Lewis will open on Thursday 20 October, the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, said:

“The opening of Victoria Gate and John Lewis represents another ground breaking moment in the development of our city centre.

“It brings hundreds of jobs and training opportunities to the city for people who live here and confirms Leeds as one of the most attractive retail destinations in the country.

“The opening comes at the optimum time for shoppers and retailers in the pre-Christmas period, attracting people from across the country into the city.

“It will add to the already superb mix of shops and traders in the area who, with the variety and vibrancy they represent together, make Leeds a truly unrivalled retail experience.”