Is Bury St Edmunds Street The Country’s Most Diverse For Shoppers?...
An auctioneers’, a motorcycle dealership, a musical instrument shop and a big-brand value retailer all on one town centre street in Bury St Edmunds has led to the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) asking the question ‘Is this the most diverse shopping street in Britain?’
And now the town centre improvement organisation OurBuryStEdmunds which delivers the BID has made a video profiling Risbygate Street and launched a social media campaign to challenge other market towns and BIDs to find a street with a more diverse range of businesses – using the hashtag #WowWhatAStreet. The video goes live on the OurBuryStEdmunds YouTube channel on Monday June 2.
Chief Executive of OurBuryStEdmunds Mark Cordell said: “The video features all the BID member businesses on Risbygate Street, which includes everything from motorbikes at Bower’s, to musical instruments at Balaam’s plus gifts, crafts, a wine merchants, jewellers, restaurants and of course the auctioneers Lacy Scott & Knight. I’d be very surprised if there is another market town in Britain that can offer quite such a range on one town centre street and I hope other towns or BIDs will take up our social media challenge to showcase what they have to offer.”
The three and a half minute video was made by Bury St Edmunds based film-maker Paul Cook. One of the companies featured in it is Hardcore Hobbies. Proprietor Jason Mills said: “It was a lot of fun helping to make the OurBuryStEdmunds video and I think people who watch it will be surprised at just how much there is in Risbygate Street. I hope it will go viral on social media sites because I personally think Risbygate Street is the best road in Bury St Edmunds, although I am probably a little bit biased.”
To watch the video go to the ourburystedmunds YouTube channel.