IT’S NOW a full-house in phase one of Dorchester’s Brewery Square development after a family-run children’s clothing store claimed the last remaining retail unit on the site.

The arrival of Petite Mouette means all of the apartments and shop units in the first phase of the town centre development are now occupied.

Phaedra Radestock and her husband Simon, who have run another Petite Mouette store in Swanage since the summer of 2007, are looking to declare their new venture open for business later this month.

Petite Mouette promises to offer quality clothing to help dress children from the county town in style.

Mrs Radestock said: “The demographic of Dorchester we just thought suited the type of clothes we sell.

“We were looking at various different locations and almost stumbled across Brewery Square.

“We thought it looked perfect and was just the kind of place we would want to be in. The developers seemed really keen for us to take the unit as well. They have quite a clear idea of what they want in the development and we fitted into that.”

The Radestocks, who live in Kingston, near Corfe Castle, will be looking to employ ‘one or two’ staff members to help run the Brewery Square store.

With the start of work on phase two of Brewery Square imminent, development co-director Andrew Wadsworth was delighted to welcome Petite Mouette on board.

He said: “Petite Mouette is a terrific children’s clothing shop, they have a really nice shop in Swanage absolutely bursting with fantastic children’s clothes.

“It’s the sort of shop where if you have young kids you couldn’t help but buy something fantastic for them.”

Mr Wadsworth said the store fitted in perfectly to the overall vision for the development.

He said: “It’s a nice, family-run independent shop in keeping with the rest of phase one.

“More corporate names will be coming into phase two where there will be a mix of larger corporates and small independents.

“We are also hoping shops like Petite Mouette will be able to expand into the larger retail units in phase two.”