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Joanne Webb Studio will be part of the NEW Chichester District Council 'pop up shop' initiative 2020

A vacant premise on Crane Street, Chichester has been set up as an affordable temporary space, giving smaller businesses and enterprises the opportunity to trade in a high street location without the commitment or cost of a longer term lease.

Excited to announce that Joanne Webb Studio and Unltd Creative will be part of the NEW Chichester District Council 'pop up shop' initiative 2020! "We're really pleased that this new scheme can now be developed," says Cllr Eileen Lintill, Leader of Chichester District Council. "As a council, we are committed to supporting our High Streets. As part of this, we have to consider a variety of things, including changing customer needs and expectations, and the barriers that smaller businesses face when trying to find affordable retail space in a prime location. Pop up shops, which return empty units to retail use, are becoming a very popular and effective way of meeting these needs." Pop up shops offer a range of benefits, and the council's scheme aims to: provide affordable retail space for independent and start-up businesses; draw in new customers and trade; enhance the appearance of retail areas; help meet the aims of the Chichester Vision by improving choice and offering more opportunities for independent shops; and, establish a scheme, which could be shared with private landlords and encourage them to make the most of empty shops in a similar way.



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