Editorial - July 13, 2016: Time to support Coffs CBD retailers

AS ONE of our region’s main shopping strips, it’s disheartening to see the difficulties facing many businesses in the Coffs Harbour CBD.

Most affected are those situated closest to the Harbour Dr/Gordon St intersection works.

With heavy roadworks and changed traffic conditions, word on the street is many locals are giving the area a wide berth.

Earlier this week, we spoke with several retailers on the stretch of road and the overwhelming message was clear – “we’re struggling, but we’re still here.”

With approximately seven weeks until the council’s work is completed, many are counting the cost and questioning how they will make it through with continued overheads but reduced patronage.

From hearing first-hand those concerns, it’s a reminder that all local businesses on the Coffs Coast truly rely on local support.

And they’re worth supporting because, after all, they’re the backbone of our community.

David Barwell,

Acting Editor

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