A big-name brand has hinted at moving into a North East shopping park after revealing a 'clue' online. 

Global retailer Nike has teased fans of the sportswear brand by suggesting that it will be coming to the region with a 'concept' store very soon. 

While the brand itself hasn't technically announced it, the official Nike website has listed a 'Nike Unite Stockton' as one of its shops on its store locator service; hinting that it could be heading to Teesside Park very soon.

The Northern Echo: Teesside ParkTeesside Park (Image: The Northern Echo)

The address of the shop has been noted down as Unit 12A at the retail park - which is the old New Look store. 

Nike Unite is a newer concept unveiled in the last few years by the chain, which aims to better represent the community that the store is located in.

Already, concept stores have been popping up in London, Leicester, and Liverpool.

The concept store would be a regional debut for Nike, which currently has a 'factory' shop in Durham, at Arnison Retail Park, and in York at the York Designer Outlet. 

This exciting news for Teesside Park comes after an update that brand USC would be closing its store at the retail site at the end of December. 

The Northern Echo: Nike has pinpointed 'Nike Stockton' as one of its locationsNike has pinpointed 'Nike Stockton' as one of its locations (Image: NIKE)

Signs in the window of high street brand USC's Teesside Park store have begun to appear, with the sport and fashion retailer highlighting that it will be closing for good around Christmas time.  

While a more definite date isn't set, the signs state that the shop will shut in 'December 2023' - but no more details have been given by the brand about the reason for the closure. 

USC, which stocks brands like Boss, Fred Perry and Tommy Hilfiger, is owned by Mike Ashley's Frasers Group.

One poster on the shop front reads: "Closing down 20% off full price". 

This closure is part of a host of changes to Teesside Park recently, with several brands announcing that they would be opening in the shopping centre soon. 

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Retailers such as Lush and Flannels have both made planning applications concerning potential new locations at Teesside Park in Thornaby over the past year.

They are joined by popular food giant Wagamama, which submitted a planning application in August and outlined plans to display an advertisement within the premises on Unit 19A.

Businesses such as Tim Horton's, and Victoria's Secret have already made their way to the shopping centre in recent times.