A lot of dedication and effort goes into making main streets attractive. Local governments, planners, place makers, economic development managers, trade associations and retailers work hard to design, improve and revitalise main streets.
The goal is to make them attractive places to increase shopper numbers, provide pleasant places for communities, and boost local economies.
Despite the efforts that go into planning, maintaining and marketing local shopping areas, the people who use these places are often not consulted about what they actually want and need on their main street.
Shopology’s research is the only-known Australian study to ask shoppers about the key elements, and shops and services, they regard as contributing to the ideal main street.
So what types of stores and services do they want?
Find out by reading the full article at The Conversation