It was good to hear this week that another independent retail startup is in talks with a property agent about taking premises in Durham, after I put them in touch with each other.
There are deals to be done, and many landlords are being flexible.
So, a Durham shop is achievable!
Another empty shop, in Saddler Street, that I “matchmaked” with a new occupant should be full of life again in the next few weeks.
How Indie Durham City can help
If you are a landlord or agent with premises available in Durham city centre, or a business interested in trading in Durham, get in touch and I can try to match you up with available opportunities, free of charge, thanks to the City of Durham Parish Council-funded Indie Durham City project.
Often, one of the biggest issues on high streets can be landlords and potential occupiers not knowing how to contact or engage with each other – so by helping bridge that gap, we stand a better chance of getting vacant units filled again, for everyone’s benefit.
On top of that, as part of our project, any independent business opening within the Parish Council area can also access free marketing and mentoring support from me – yet another incentive to invest in Durham city centre, with the knowledge that support is there to make your arrival in the city a success!