Oct 24 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
BUSINESS is booming at Digmoor Shopping Parade which is fully let for the first time in several years.
The Skelmersdale shopping centre is now fully occupied after the Mr Ink Tattoo Studio opened at the end of September.
Other newcomers include an eastern European food store, a furniture store and the Bright Beginnings Nursery which opened new premises on the parade in January.
Joanne Hill, director of Bright Beginnings Nursery, said: “We are thrilled to be back at the parade and to be working with people from the area.
“I grew up in Digmoor and we used to come to the parade a lot when we were children.
“It’s great to see all the units occupied as this is a real boost for the community of Digmoor.”
As well as these new businesses, the parade offers a range of other services including a pharmacy, dentist, post office, optician and a dressmaker.
There is also plenty of free parking nearby.
Councillor Adrian Owens, portfolio holder for regeneration said: “There’s no doubt that it has been a difficult time for the retail sector and the letting of the final unit at Digmoor Parade is positive news for the local area.
“This is confirmation of the strength of the local community and of the shopping parade itself as a retail location."
The parade comprises 22 units in total, 21 of which are owned by West Lancashire Borough Council.
The council owns a range of business properties in Skelmersdale including offices and industrial units which are available to let.
To search the database of available business property in West Lancashire visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/locate or contact the Estates team on 01695 712617.