B&M will boost trade

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Yourviews -

There was a mixed re­ac­tion to the news that dis­count re­tailer B&M is mov­ing onto Bridge Street. For some it’s great news with a big unit filled and a pos­i­tive im­pact on foot­fall in that part of the city. For oth­ers cre­at­ing ‘Bar­gain Bridge Street’ is a con­cern and there have been crit­i­cisms of a ‘lack of am­bi­tion’. But most im­por­tantly Bridge Street’s big re­tail units are be­ing filled and foot­fall is as­sured... that is vi­tal be­cause of the im­pact on the pop­u­lar­ity and vi­a­bil­ity of units that are still avail­able and those in Lower Bridge Street. In­creased foot­fall gives prospec­tive in­de­pen­dent and smaller re­tail­ers a bet­ter chance of suc­cess.

>Mark Ed­wards

>@PT Mark Ed­wards

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