ABC Newcastle: Free rent for artists brings renewed interest in city centre.
Renew Newcastle has been the subject of a major story on 1233 ABC Newcastle:
For visitors to the Hunter Street Mall for many years there have been increasingly fewer reasons to go there, as many stores pulled down the shutters and migrated to the bigger suburban centres. What the Newcastle CBD needs, business advocates have said, is a specialty retail experience that compliments the city’s natural assets – open air shopping, the beaches and the harbour. Now, ironically, it looks like being the glut of vacant shops that could turn out to be the saviour of the run down shopping precinct.
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