One of the things that makes tackling #highstreet empty shops issues commissions sooooooo interesting and inspiring is the variety.
In a single #TheVacantShopsAcademy day out & about this week…
New lettings taking shape, the first signs of refurbishment getting underway on a long-time empty #property, a craft-based #hospitality #indie planning a town-wide collaboration of like-minded business owners, and – tho the role means I often get to see inside vacant units – having an opportunity to look in on something genuinely special.
And what links them all together is a crucial, finding, facilitating maybe funding role for the place – whether that be councils, a BID where there is one, community, businesses, individuals – to support agents and landlords in getting us from vacant to let, and where we can, in a way that adds to the town or city centre’s mix, vitality, viability and resilience.
Always happy to talk about how if your place has more empty shops than it needs to…!