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Pizza specialists Mozza sign English debut at White Rose Leeds

1 March 2021

White Rose, part of the Landsec retail portfolio, has announced the signing of Mozza, the wood fired pizza specialists, for their first-ever site in England.  Due to open this summer once restrictions allow, the 2,273 sq ft eatery will be located on White Rose’s upper level.  Situated in the destination’s food and drink quarter, Mozza will join local and regional operators, such as high-quality burger brand, Frankster’s, and national and international brands, including Five Guys and Wagamama.

Mozza creates carefully crafted and authentic Neapolitan pizza, produced by a skilled chef trained in the art of wood fired ovens, known as a Pizzaiolo. The brand has six restaurants throughout Scotland and has chosen White Rose as the first step in expansion plans into England and the rest of the UK.

Commenting on the signing, Adam Sawyer, Portfolio Manager at Landsec, said: “Mozza is a fantastic brand with a great reputation in Scotland, and we are delighted the team has selected White Rose for its first restaurant in England. Mozza’s arrival is testament to White Rose’s popularity in the region among operators and consumers.  While White Rose has an extensive retail offer, there is so much more in the destination to explore, as Mozza highlights.”

Sep Marini, owner of Mozza, commented: “It’s extremely exciting to be opening up our first site in England, highlighting the strength of Mozza as a brand. We’re thrilled to soon open our doors and welcome locals and visitors alike.”

White Rose is a leading regional destination for Leeds and Yorkshire, with 5,000 parking spaces allowing safe access to over 800,000 sq ft of retail, dining, and leisure. By combining convenience in the form of Sainsbury’s and M&S, with leading retailers such as Primark and Zara, and leisure operators including an 11-screen Cineworld with IMAX, The Escapologist, and a varied F&B mix, White Rose creates a genuine all-day offer.

Pudney Shuttleworth and JLL are joint agents for Landsec on the F&B and leisure at White Rose. Reis Short & Co acted for Mozza.