To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

New shops take Market Walk to full capacity

Monday, 6th March 2017

SHOPPERS now have even more choice when visiting Chorley’s Market Walk after two new shops opened recently to take the shopping centre to full capacity.

F&B Barbers and Slacks Farm Butchers opened in February, offering shoppers a fantastic friendly service in the Chorley Council owned and managed shopping centre.

After 10 years of running Foran and Blake, the successful ladies hair salon in Market Walk, Will Foran decided to open a barber shop to offer the men of Chorley a similar experience from haircut to hot towel and cut-throat shaves.

F&B Barbers is just around the corner from Foran and Blake and offers men the latest up-to-date styles in a relaxed environment.  All the barbers are fully-qualified and trained to the highest standard with the style of the shop matching the professionalism of the staff.

Just around the corner, Slacks Farm Butchers offers customers a fresh range of good quality meats with plenty of special meat packs ideal for creating fantastic family dinners.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council with responsibility for Market Walk and the town centre, said: “We’re delighted to welcome two new businesses to Market Walk, taking the shopping centre to full capacity.  Both businesses will make great additions for shoppers in the town centre and they’re creating new jobs for local people, which is excellent news.

“We have been working hard to attract new business and seeing Market Walk full of great shops will only add to the appeal of Chorley town centre as a shopping destination.

“Since we purchased Market Walk in November 2013, the shopping centre has gone from strength to strength with a wide range of shops offering excellent face-to-face customer service that you just don’t get online. 

“While work on the extension to Market Walk is due to start soon, which is part of a £17 million investment package the council is putting into improving the town centre, Market Walk and the town centre remains open for business and it is important for people to continue to shop local and support existing shops.”

It’s also good news for Chorley town centre as a whole with only 5.2 per cent of shops vacant compared to the North West average of 13.2 per cent.

“When compared to other towns, Chorley has the third lowest vacancy rate across the North West, which shows businesses are continuing to choose Chorley,” added Coun Bradley

“The town centre has some fantastic shops and the council will continue to support businesses in every way we can to boost the local economy and ensure Chorley is thriving.”

RSS feeds


June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

December 2008

June 2008

May 2008

Contact Us

For more information, practical advice and support, call Marketing Lancashire on:

01772 426450.