Booming Trade in Nelson Bay over Holiday Season

Anna Louriceella making coffee for bay local Tanya Lamcke. Photo by Marian Sampson.
Anna Louriceella making coffee for bay local Tanya Lamcke. Photo by Marian Sampson.

 

THE Christmas and New Year Holiday break translated into a bustling and busy Nelson Bay CBD.

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Great weather lead to strong trading in Nelson Bay during the peak holiday period.

Families were clearly enjoying the entertainment and markets on d’Albora Marinas and the foreshore at and Fly Point at Nelson Bay.

Beaches and parks were also busy with people out enjoying the blue water paradise which is Nelson Bay.

There were plenty of visitors and locals sampling the delights of the cafes and restaurants and shopping in the Bay’s boutiques in the CBD.

While traffic banked up on Victoria Avenue, pedestrians spilled across the crossing through Apex Park and onto the marina.

The Christmas and New Year trading period is traditionally the busiest part of the tourist season in the Bay and the numbers present showed that the Bay is still a holiday destination favourite.

Anna Louriceella of Sienna’s in Magnus Street Nelson Bay said, “It’s been really busy.”

Rory Milne of Terry White Chemmart Pharmacy told News Of The Area, “It was the busiest week post Christmas ever in the past 30 years!”

He believes it has been busy right across the Peninsula.

While business trading was good in the township there are still empty retail spaces which could be activated.

The Chamber is hoping that the Civic Pride Committee will be able to work with Council to make the town a more vibrant space which should see a long term increase in trade.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

 

Local Don Mayo enjoying coffee and cake for morning tea while he was out buying a new shirt. Photo by Marian Sampson.
Local Don Mayo enjoying coffee and cake for morning tea while he was out buying a new shirt. Photo by Marian Sampson.

 

Rory Milne of Terry White Chemmart Nelson Bay with Tomaree Business Chamber President Leah Anderson. Photo by Marian Sampson.
Rory Milne of Terry White Chemmart Nelson Bay with Tomaree Business Chamber President Leah Anderson. Photo by Marian Sampson.

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