Town Centre – Page 3

Love Brixham

The Retail and Town Centre team of Brixham Chamber has put together the first phase of an on going campaign with the goal of  increasing the number of Brixham residents who regularly visit, shop, eat and drink in the town. The campaign is branded as “love brixham” and Phase 1 includes: A half-page advert in the… Read More »

Saltrock recruiting for Brixham store

Surf and leisure clothing chain Saltrock has announced that it intends to open a store in Brixham in the near future. A spokesman for the company confirmed that it is looking at the unit in Fore Street formerly occupied by Dorothy Perkins — the other half of which is about to become a Costa Coffee shop. The Costa shop is… Read More »

Confidence in Brixham

With the sun shining and many happy tourists flocking to Brixham, it seemed to be perfect timing for Simon and Sarah James to demonstrate their commitment to the thriving town by buying the freehold of Hobb Nobs – a quality gift shop located around the harbourside. Simon said; “ We both love Brixham passionately and… Read More »

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

If Torbay’s tourism and retail businesses united they could run one of the biggest business improvement programmes in the country. The potential ‘T-BID’ partnership to both promote and improve the Bay’s prospects was outlined by project consultant Mo Aswat, of Mosaic Partnership, to a meeting of the Torbay Business Forum at the Riviera International Conference… Read More »

Brixham mentioned in dispatches!

Brixham recently featured in Channel 4’s current affairs programme Dispatches. The episode, entitled Supermarket Wars, explored the reasons why Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda no longer dominate the food retail business and have seen their profits slump. Presenter Harry Wallop said the ‘big four’ used to build ‘enormous superstores to accommodate our one-stop shop’ but… Read More »

The Colours of Brixham

A group of Brixham-based creative people have joined together to create a ‘pop-up’ shop and bring some colour into the retail scene in the town. Initiated by Brixham Chamber member, local artist Lynne Peets, the chance came along to do something positive and give an empty shop a “makeover”. Lynne invited 6 other local art… Read More »

Brixham businesses clean up!

Traders in Brixham are taking matter into their own hands to spruce up the town’s streets. Torbay Council’s swingeing cuts mean that the Tor2 lengthsmen team will not be in the port until September, after the height of the tourist season. So members of the Chamber of Commerce are pulling together to organise their own street cleaning… Read More »

Costa confirms conjecture

Costa has confirmed that it is considering the possibility of opening a coffee shop in Brixham. The news has had mixed reactions in the town which already has a large number of coffee shops. A spokesman for Costa said: “As one of the success stories on the UK high street, we work closely with planning… Read More »

Many thanks for your help

Brixham Chamber is always proud to support Pride in Brixham in their efforts to brighten up our town. To this end, another street weeding/cleaning session took place on Wednesday, 2nd July from 6-8am with the focus on Fore Street Nigel Makin of Beacon House, who manages the town centre group for the Chamber said, “Many thanks to everyone… Read More »

Life after Tesco

Four food store operators are interested in filling the hole left by Tesco after they ditched plans for a supermarket development in Brixham town centre. They have shown ‘significant interest’ in the site, according to Torbay Development Agency executive head of regeneration Kevin Atkinson who was speaking at a public meeting to discuss the future… Read More »