Derbyshire Distillery's first outlet joins wave of new tenants at Peak Village shopping centre
A Chesterfield spirits maker has become the latest new tenant at the Peak Village shopping centre in Rowsley as the changes continue following a takeover by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Due to open in early October, Dr Derbyshire’s Emporium is the first standalone retail outlet for Derbyshire Distillery, promising an all-round experience for gin-lovers with sampling, personalised labelling and regular events.
Peak Village manager Katayune Jacquin said: “It’s a real vote of confidence in the changes we’re making that Derbyshire Distillery, Denby and Dotique have all committed in the past few weeks.
“Work to improve the site is generating interest from aspirational brands looking for an outlet near to Chatsworth, Bakewell and Matlock.”
She added: “We expect to announce more exciting new shops and events by the end of the year and to become a real ‘must-go’ destination for locals and visitors alike.”
The centre was bought out by the Devonshire Group – which represents the interests of the duke and duchess – in early 2020 with plans to increase the number of local and independent retailers.
Around £1million has been committed to redevelopment including essential repairs, redecoration, refitting of vacant units, and landscaping.
Group director Andrew Byrne said: “This investment has secured existing jobs and is creating new ones both directly and through the local companies and suppliers we’re working with.
“What’s more, Peak Village will be drawing in millions of pounds of retail revenue to the Derbyshire economy.”