Sheffield gets £100,000 for Chapel Walk retail centre

A scheme to revive a Sheffield shopping street with a "retail emporium" has been given a £100,000 government grant.

The centre will open in the former Oasis store in Chapel Walk following the boost from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The council said the scheme would encourage "local people to start up a retail business".

Councillor Leigh Bramall said: "We want to make Chapel Walk a vibrant and welcoming street again."

Up to 25 businesses could rent space over two floors at the retail centre, aimed at "budding retailers who are currently designing and retailing from home".

About four retail apprentices would also be created as part of the scheme.

Mr Bramall said he hoped the new "quirky" retail centre would be open from next month and would "boost the city's economy and add valuable jobs for local people".

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