Busi­ness boost for town cen­tre

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

THE town cen­tre has been given another boost with the ar­rival of a new es­tate agents.

But­ters John Bee re­cently opened a new branch on Mill Street.

It is another pos­i­tive step for the ail­ing high street and fol­lows on from the open­ing of PR Jones jew­ellers in the Mar­ket Place and Don­ald Massey jew­ellers, which is work­ing on plans for a larger shop in the Mar­ket Place as well.

David Rut­ley, MP for Mac­cles­field, paid a visit to the But­ters John Bee branch.

He was given a tour of the of­fice and talked with branch man­ager, Ste­fan Milling­ton, about how suc­cess­ful busi­nesses can play a vi­tal role in help­ing to re­vi­talise the high street in Mac­cles­field.

He also dis­cussed the cur­rent con­di­tion of the prop­erty mar­ket in Cheshire.

The Mill Street branch is But­ters John Bee’s 16th branch, with the busi­ness head­quar­ters be­ing based in Stoke-on-Trent, and op­er­at­ing across Cheshire and Stafford­shire.

Mr Rut­ley said the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of Mill Street re­mains an es­sen­tial part of on­go­ing plans to re­gen­er­ate Mac­cles­field town cen­tre.

He said there have been re­cent pos­i­tive signs of a grow­ing in­ter­est in the town cen­tre.

Ear­lier this year El­iz­a­beth and Stephen Hirst opened Nat­u­rally Dif­fer­ent, on Mar­ket Place, selling nat­u­ral, or­ganic and fair trade food and house­hold items as well as gluten free, sugar free and dairy free prod­ucts.

There are also plans for a new Lidl store at Park Green and fash­ion re­tailer White Stuff hopes to open a shop in the town this sum­mer.

The Ex­press also un­der­stands that four more re­tail­ers – two na­tional names and two oth­ers – are in­ter­ested in leas­ing empty prop­er­ties on Ch­ester­gate and Mill Street.

Mr Rut­ley said: “Mill Street is an im­por­tant part of the town cen­tre, and I am keen to see more busi­nesses lo­cate there in the months ahead. The move demon­strates the po­ten­tial in the area, and I wish Ste­fan and his team ev­ery suc­cess.”

●● MP David Rut­ley with Ste­fan Milling­ton out­side But­ters John Bee, on Mill Street

●● Pupils at St Al­ban’s Pri­mary School en­joyed a visit from Silk FM

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