New business is booming

Thursday, 14 September 2017

New business is booming thumbnailThe huge new Home Bargains store currently under construction near Castlecroft will further drive footfall into Ballymoney when it opens, the President of the Chamber of Commerce has said.

NEW businesses have been opening in Ballymoney at a rate of one a month for the last 18 months, with this trend set to continue.
So says the President of Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce, who added that she hasn't seen the like of it in 38 years trading in the town.
Mrs Winifred Mellet said: "There is not enough retail space in Ballymoney to satisfy current interest at the minute. Premises are being snapped up, estate agents can't satisfy demand."
"I have never seen the like of it in my 38 years of doing business in the town. I personally know of three businesses looking for premises at the minute that can't get. Main Street is almost completely full, High Street is full, Victoria Street is filling up. "On Church Street I understand Dunnes is under offer and we are optimistic that it will re-open with a new business in the not to distant future.
“Home Bargains will drive up footfall when they open next month."
The increased activity is hard to miss, what with the huge store being built near Castlecroft, the recent demolishing of the Linenhall Street site, the many shop front facelifts.
The Chronicle asked Mr Stephen Mohan, Director of Cuba Clothing, who will be opening a store at Hugh Tweed's old shop on Main Street, why he decided to come to the town.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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