April 23 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New names have been cropping up around town this year, with the arrival of Frankie & Benny’s, Hawkshead and 99p Stores.
More established brands such as Burtons, River Island and Three in the heart of town were given facelifts, with Dorothy Perkins moving into Burtons, and River Island taking on the former Dorothy Perkins store to afford them more space.
The Travel Clinic opened in St Nicholas Street in August, while Savers opened in early autumn in Upper Brook Street.
Hawkshead is one of the newest additions to the town centre, opening in the former Early learning Centre in time for the Christmas shopping rush.
Elsewhere, independent retailers have seen the green shoots of recovery in the town and opened shops, or revamped their existing premises.
Which new stores would you like to see open in 2014?