Aklu Plaza edges closer to full unveiling with part of first floor now open
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Progress is being made regarding the full opening of Romford’s Aklu Plaza, with part of the first floor now up and running after a soft launch last weekend.
Aklu Miah, owner of Aklu Plaza, said he hopes to properly advertise the space - which mostly offers a range of wedding clothes and jewellery - in the next few weeks.
While saying he did not want to comment further, he confirmed people can stop by and purchase items.
The full opening of Aklu Plaza, which is based in the former Debenhams in Market Place, has been pushed back several times after its ground floor was launched last November with a week-long fish mela.
Aklu is also awaiting a decision by Havering Council on a change of use application to turn the third floor into a 500-person banqueting suite, available to organisers of events such as birthdays, charity dinners and weddings.
A response was initially due by March 22, but Aklu is yet to receive an update on the submission.