Grande Street was crowded this Sunday afternoon. Like Virginie, many consumers have seized the final probability to purchase his Christmas presents. “I’m late this year. Usually, I’m more organized, but it’s true that with the conditions, I was less motivated. It’s the last minute but it’s nice too. I’ve never had so many presents to give and it’s not over yet: long live the race for three days! “
A bit of additional, one other latecomer. Cecile favors downtown shops. “There are businesses that are working a little, it’s nice to see. Hoping that things restart.”
The teddy bears from the Little Bach retailer have additionally been in a position to regain some floor. “Since we resumed after the second confinement, we had beautiful days. I think there is a great solidarity and that people have waited for the reopening of the shops in the city center”, rejoices Marlene behind the money register.
The president of the Châteauroux retailers affiliation and patron of the Surya Soleil boutique confirms this development. “There are lots of people strolling the streets, folks shopping. Really, what helps us catch up a bit is being open seven days every week. I’m open on Sundays. , Mondays. It’s continuous, and that is additionally what helps increase the money movement just a little bit. “, she says. A welcome rebound as a result of the finish of the yr has been robust for merchants. Some of them confirmed turnover losses of greater than 50% in contrast to final yr.