Friday, December 11, 2009

Why is Regent Street Experiencing Reduced Foot Traffic?

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An article, in today's Press highlights the struggle of small business owners in New Regent Street in central Christchurch. due to inconsistent foot traffic on the street.

St. Regent Street certainly holds a quaint appeal with it's Spanish mission style architecture, tram lines, shops, and eateries. So what is keeping locals and tourists from frequenting the street and its shops? Is the recession to blame, nearby construction, suburb shopping malls drawing businesses away from downtown, or parking challenges and fees? Give us your thoughts and comments below.

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