Friday 15 December 2017

That empty feeling

Former First Active building O'Connell Street.
Former First Active building O'Connell Street.

Sligo has the highest number of empty business premises in Ireland.

The stark statistic is highlighted in a six-monthly commercial property vacancy survey by GeoView.

While the average county vacancy rate is now 11.4 percent, Sligo has a whopping 15.1 percent of its commercial properties lying empty.

This is an increase of 1.1 percentage points on the 14pc recorded last August.

There has been a number of high-profile closures in Sligo in recent months.

These inlcude HMV in Johnston's Court, Mary's of Sligo and Keohane's on Castle Street and more recently Keaney's on High Street.

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