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Number of empty shops in York decreasing

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12:01am 17th December 2011

New figures released this week show there are now fewer empty shops in York compared to last year's figures.

Statistics from the Local Data Company show a significant percentage decrease in how many empty shops there are across the city.

In December 2011 there were 105 vacant shops in York (6.38 per cent) but new data out this week shows that there are considerably fewer vacant shops across the city, with only 83 vacant shops now in York (5.04 per cent).

Cllr James Alexander, Labour Leader of City of York Council, said:

"York is one of the strongest growing economies in the region and we are committed to supporting the future of our city's economy.

"We are working with partners to position York as a destination for shopping and are working hard to bring new retailers into the city. So, we are very supportive and welcome any new investment that will have a positive impact for retailers and businesses and lay the foundations for the future prosperity of York."

As of December 2011 there are a total of 1,647 shops in York.

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