One in 10 Carlisle city centre shops now standing empty
Last updated at 08:07, Friday, 15 February 2013
One in 10 shops in Carlisle city centre are standing empty as retailers suffer from stagnating sales and rising costs.
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Maybe if the rent was less they would be able to get new businesses started,with rents around the Â£35000 mark its unlikely any new business could afford to be there I know I can't
I like shopping but most staff usually yapping take no interest in old day they could not do enough to help you to close a deal we need shops like primark that will bring in other Cumbrian ppl more that come in the more money it generates
I've stopped shopping in all towns/cities, as I'm sick of having to pay to park the car, as there's never any free parking available.
when you get into a shop, they never have anything I want in stock. That's if you can get into the shop for people standing in the doorways smoking or chatting.
if I can't get whatever I need online with free delivery I order it online, then pop into, the normally free parking, out-of-town retail park & pick up what I require.