Increase in Christmas footfall at Fairhill Shopping Centre

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BALLYMENA’S Fairhill Shopping Centre has announced a 9% increase in footfall figures over the Christmas period compared to 2017.

The centre saw a 9% increase in footfall over the week 22 to 29 December compared to that of 2017 and an increase of 7% across the month of December compared to the previous year.

Natalie Jackson, Fairhill Centre Manager, said: “We were delighted with the footfall figures over the Christmas and New Year.

“The Centre was extremely busy throughout the period with tenants dealing with the Christmas and sales’ rush.

“The last quarter of 2018 saw a reasonable increase of 2% on footfall, in addition to the festive footfall figures. We are looking forward to 2019.

“Even though we all know it can be challenging at times on the High Street, these statistics show that the Fairhill Shopping Centre in Ballymena is a very favourable destination for people far and wide given the great mix of high street, independent retailers and eateries within the Centre.

“The addition of a number of pop-up stands throughout the mall including LMD, Calendar Club, Montgomery ’s Gift Store and Freshways ’ fruit and veg over the Christmas period added to the offering for shoppers helping to bolster the footfall.

“As we approach the 30th anniversary of Fairhill it’s fantastic to see the Centre prospering, with three new tenants due to open in the first quarter of the year, things are looking very positive for the Fairhill this year.”

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