A ghostly shopping center in Wales faces 'recycling' into business centres, after all the big stores have been relocated and run out.
The empty shell of the Festival Park shopping center has become known as 'Zombieland' to Gwent locals, who in recent years have seen more than 40 businesses pack up and leave. became.
Famous brands abandoned by retail slump include Nike, Costa, M&S and Gap.
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The shopping center has been in operation since 1997 and
Many locals could actually buy things there I remember fondly the heyday.
Shopper girlfriend Megan Woods, 59, said:
"It has its own fairgrounds and even a talking clock. But now it's like an empty zombieland.
"The taxpayer Somewhere along the line something went very wrong that all the money invested was wasted.It was getting worse before the pandemic, but now it's ridiculous."
Owner Kim Maguire used to run a shop on the site.
"It was a sad day for me as a business and for the community as a whole to close.
"I miss all the people who worked here, but now I live in a large store in the center of town."
The unit has now been purchased by Mercia Real Estate, who say they want to convert the shopping park into a "mixed-use business center."
Their planning application states:
"MRE also hopes to attract users with a variety of activities including trade counters, tool rental companies, builders, etc."