Poole High Street’s future is unclear following the increase in closure of shops.
McDonald’s in Poole High Street closed on January 8th after 34 years in the area, following on from Burger King’s exit in December last year.
Councillor Elaine Atkinson says she is ‘saddened’ that High street anchors are moving out of the town centre yet maintaining out of town branches.
“I believe The Town Centre BID (Business Improvement District) and the councils economic development teams, working with owners and leaseholders of the high street units, have pretty much a blank canvas to develop a unique vision for our historic maritime town and high street.”
Although there is sadness arising surrounding the future of Poole, Cllr Elaine Atkinson goes on to state:
“Poole should be excited by these prospects and not downhearted. It has the opportunity to develop an amazing vision reflecting our unique heritage.”
More updates coming soon.