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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 10:00 UK time, Wednesday, 6 February 2008

An article on the website for Flintshire firms, gratisguidance.co.uk, highlights an article in the latest edition of the Holywell Business Newsletter which is looking positively to the opening of the town's new Tesco store later this month.

And they appear hopeful that the supermarket could be good news for High Street trade [which is in contrast to the fears being expressed to a planned development in Denbigh].

The article states: "The monthly footfall counting exercise... has shown the number of people entering and leaving the town centre via Victoria Square has increased by an average of 240% since Lidl opened in comparison to a footfall count carried out in the same place prior to the opening.

"When Tesco opens there’s likely to be a similar increase in people entering the town centre via Tower Gardens and Upper Station Road. If they like what they see, they’ll keep coming. If they don’t, they probably won’t. So, maybe now is the time for owners and managers of town centre businesses to think of things they can do to make their business as attractive as possible."

By the way, just down the road from Holywell is Bagillt where the number of shops has dropped over the years from 20+ to three, and there local councillors are appealing for help to revive trade.

Any ideas?

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