High rental rates in Honiton putting off new drycleaning businesses

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 November 2017

Colin Wright (pictured) says some parties interested in opening a new drycleaners in Honiton are being put off by expensive rental charges in High Street.

Colin Wright (pictured) says some parties interested in opening a new drycleaners in Honiton are being put off by expensive rental charges in High Street.

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So far, several parties have lodged an interest in setting up a new drycleaners or laundrette in the town.

The high rental rate sin Honiton’s high street are deterring new drycleaning businesses from opening.

That’s the verdict from Colin Wright, the president of the town’s chamber of commerce.

As previously reported by the Herald, the town was left without any drycleaners or laundrette after New Street business Courtesy Cleaners closed.

Several interested parties have since contacted the chamber, but Mr Wright said they have been put off by high rents.

He said: “We have had a very positive response since the article was published in the paper.

“People have considered property in High Street, but the rental charge is fairly expensive and this present moment in time, they are considering other vacant units in Honiton.”

Mr Wright revealed that interest has been registered from Honiton and Sidmouth so far.

He added: “There is still an opportunity to set up a dry cleaners or laundrette in Honiton.

“Anyone interested can get in touch with me on 07768730024.”


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