Revealed: The store moving into the old TopShop unit at Monks Cross

TopShop when it was still operating at Monks Cross. Image: planning documents
9 Nov 2020 @ 7.27 pm
| Shopping

One of the big empty units at Monks Cross Shopping centre in York is set to be filled soon.

It was in March 2018 that five stores – all from the Arcadia group – revealed they were moving out at the end of their lease. By summer, they were gone.

One of them, TopShop, has been empty ever since.

But a planning application to City of York Council has revealed that JD Sports is set to move in there.

The British sportswear retailer has applied for permission to install its signs at what was TopShop and TopMan.

As well as installing a trademark ‘JD’ on the central pillar, the signage includes the ‘King of Trainers’ slogan.

How the store front will look. Image: planning documents
The revamped Monks Cross. Photograph: YorkMix

It marks the continuing revival of Monks Cross since the low point when the Arcadia stores moved out.

Since then the centre has been reconfigured, with a resurfaced car park and new café units.

New stores have moved in, including Mothercare. More recently a combined TK Maxx and Homesense store opened under one roof at the centre.

There is no date yet for when JD Sports will open in Monks Cross. It also has a branch on Coney Street in York city centre.