We went for tea last night on King William Road and afterwards decided to have a walk up and down the road. As we started walking along the road we noticed quite a few empty shops, so we decided to count them up! In total we counted 20 empty shops, which seems quite a lot as the shopping strip isn't that long! We noticed one of the restaurants we used to go to several years ago now closed at 6.00pm every day, which seemed early! I had a look on google and found the attached article from February 2015. It says in March last year there were 10 vacant shops, so that has now doubled.
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed a lot of vacant shops in their area or when they have been out and about?