Out of Town Retailing- Merry Hill

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  • Merry Hill
    • Facts+stasts
      • shopping area: 100000m2
      • 10 screen multiplex cinema
      • banks, p.o, tourists info center
      • over 185 shops, a department store, 24 catering outlets, 2 supermarkets
      • Turnover: excess of 350m
    • Transport
      • 10000 car parking spaces
      • served by bus station- direct connection to Dudley, Wolverhampton, Birmingham
      • Connects to Cradley Heath railway station
    • Effects on surrounding towns: Dudley, Brierley Hill
      • Left large empty premises=> shoppers abandon town centres=> large downturn in trade for remaining shops
      • Suffer problems from traffic hazard, lack of free parking and exposure to elements
      • Dudley (1989-1995): 25% in retail employment and 70% reduction in retail trade
        • Shops all moved to Merry Hill (M&S)
        • Downward Spiral: fewer shopping attractions+ shoppers making center less attractive

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