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‘Ghost town’ high street which lies forgotten with more than 40 empty shops

‘Ghost town’ high street which lies forgotten with more than 40 empty shops

Grimsby, a port town in Lincolnshire, has become something of a ghost town as there are dozens of empty units amid a cost of living crisis with rising rates and energy bills

Freeman Street Closed Shops

Photographs capture empty units in a ghost town which was once a bustling shopping hub.

Some of the independent business of which Grimsby was once known have vanished amid a cost of living crisis with rising rates and energy bills.

Now, around 40 business units in the port town lie derelict with just old signage and memories of yesteryear still visible.

These include what was a popular pub, and an independent baby and clothing store, Grimsby Live reports.

But there is optimism the shopping streets of Grimsby will prosper again.

One of the main shopping streets in Grimsby has almost 40 empty units(GrimsbyLive/Donna Clifford)

Chartered surveyor Lawrence Brown, who runs property firm Scotts, said: “Freeman Street is reflective of retail, not just here, but the whole of the UK.

“People are moving on in terms of how they shop and, as consumers, society is doing more internet shopping.

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  • June 25, 2023