Shop survey finds little movement

FRESH LOOK The owners of Dewsbury Arcade have been refurbishing its shops to attract new retailers. (D528A402)

FRESH LOOK The owners of Dewsbury Arcade have been refurbishing its shops to attract new retailers. (D528A402)

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The departure of McDonald’s in November came as a real blow to Dewsbury town centre and its perceived appeal to shoppers.

But the overall number of retailers in the town centre has changed little in the three months since our last shop survey.

Regeneration board chairman Coun Paul Kane said: “It doesn’t surprise me that it’s fairly static, and I think stability in this sort of climate is probably as much as we’re going to get anyway.”

 

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