Love Rugby, and the 1st Thursday events, have been set up by a group of Rugby retailers and businesses who are passionate about making our town, and our businesses, a success.
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It’s been estimated that £80million pounds is spent in surrounding towns like Leamington Spa and Warwick, by people who actually live in, and close to, Rugby. There’s plenty of shops that could benefit from that £80million spend in Rugby itself! There are also various Retail Parks being built on the edge of town. We need to remind people that there’s lots here for them here in Rugby Town Centre, so that they don’t forget about us when the Retail Parks are up and running later this year.
By taking part in 1st Thursdays, you get to be part of something exciting and new, and you also get to benefit from the extra spending opportunities that we’re opening up to shoppers. You get to be part of a bigger community, all of whom are encouraging the townsfolk to come into town and boost our local economy.
1st Thursdays are being supported by a variety of advertising and marketing campaigns, all of which you can be included in. Free Marketing Workshops are being held, so you can get some great tips about marketing that you can keep on using to get people in to your shop.
We know that it’s been difficult over the past few years, and we know that there are number of empty shops in the town, but pulling together to support initiatives like 1st Thursdays are what’s going to help us make our shops busier and our businesses more profitable.
To be part of this, all you have to do is stay open until 8pm on the 1st Thursday of every month. The more shops that are open, the more successful the event will be. The more successful the event is, the more people will choose to shop in Rugby Town Centre. And the more people who shop here, the more other businesses will want to become part of our community.
Be part of it, and help make the whole of Rugby Town Centre a fantastic place to be – sign up to 1st Thursdays today.