Boscombe has received a major boost with three new retailers opening in the centre of the town.
Lifestyle and Mobility is opening a large store in the Sovereign Centre, the supermarket Malinka on the high street is already trading and across the road the Plant Hustler eatery is expanding into a new unit.
With the summer approaching and retailers poised to re-open, Boscombe is encouraging locals and visitors to use its businesses.
Thanks to Bournemouth Coastal BID working in partnership with the Towns Fund the centre of town has undergone a deep clean and will have extra seating, planting and street art.
Lifestyle and Mobility is a company headquartered in Essex with outlets in four other locations.
It sells mobility vehicles – new and used – and offers a comprehensive service, helping those who require assistance find solutions to their difficulties.
Malinka is a supermarket selling an eclectic mix of goods with a focus on Eastern European produce.
Plant Hustler sells vegan, plant-based foods and is opening a ‘Butchers and Deli’ which will offer a variety of plant-based meats, cheeses and take-away foods such as sandwiches, subs and jacket potatoes.
Peter Ruscoe, manager of the Sovereign Centre and a member of the Coastal BID’s board, said: “This is great news for Boscombe.
“Like everywhere else we have suffered from the lockdowns, but we are seeing lots of investment in the centre of town.
“These three new businesses will add new experiences and products that will attract more people.
“The owners have seen what potential there is here and understand that in our pedestrianised high street and shopping centre we have good footfall and plenty of opportunities.
“I anticipate more businesses moving in as the retail side of the high street recalibrates and an improving economy provides confidence to entrepreneurs who are thinking of opening businesses.”