Moyallen Holdings Ltd has announced that Rushmere Shopping Centre and Retail Park had its busiest bank holiday weekend on record in May, with more than 136,000 visitors returned after restrictions on non-essential retail outlets were lifted on Friday April 30.
Rushmere said daily visitor numbers from Friday through to close of business on Monday were similar to those seen in the last few days before Christmas in a normal trading year.
Rushmere Shopping Centre manager, Martin Walsh, said: “Though we had been anticipating a busy return last weekend, we were delighted to record an unprecedented number of shoppers visiting the centre and retail park right through the four-day shopping period and that despite being busy, everyone was in really great spirits and delighted to be back. It was very encouraging to see.
“Customers and staff were delighted to be safely back out and about and the buzz was fantastic. From our research, shoppers were returning not only to bag themselves a bargain but also to spend some of their lockdown savings on a pre-summer splurge.”