Increase in Retail and Visitor Figures for Northwich
The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) has reported positive retail and visitor figures for 2017 so far as the town continues to attract more footfall.
BID Manager Jane Hough spoke at the Northwich Rotary Club meeting last week about the current landscape within the town centre.
“Over the last 12 months vacancy rates in the town centre have dropped by 23% and we’ve seen 13 new businesses open their doors over the same period too.
“Four traders – Temples Letting, Kanya Bistro, Optisavers and Solutions 24-7 – have also expanded during that time.”
Jane also revealed how more people than ever are now visiting Northwich for their recreational and shopping needs.
“Since January 2017 over 2.5 million people have been into the town centre and Barons Quay development and footfall is up 85% when compared to the same time last year.
“The figures aren’t surprising to me though when you look at all the great businesses we have here in Northwich and the improved offer in terms of leisure and recreation too.”
Away from stats and figures, Jane was keen to remind everyone that the date for this year’s Christmas Extravaganza has now been revealed with Northwich set to be transformed into a winter wonderland.
“This year’s festive offering comes to town on Saturday 25th November and we’re confident that it’ll be the biggest and best yet,” Jane commented.
“With attractions for the whole family alongside crowd-pleasers such as the light switch-on and spectacular firework display it’s an event not to be missed. Make sure you’ve got the date in your diary.”