THERE was plenty to be positive about in Warrington town centre this week with the launch of the Botanist bar & restaurant and a sneak preview of the new look Cineworld.
Both are anchor tenants of the multi-million pound Time Square development and will certainly help increase footfall in the town centre making Warrington a go to destination.
The town centre has been missing a town centre cinema for the best part of 25 years, ever since the old Odeon cinema closed in favour of a new out of town site at Westbrook.
With a population of over 200,000 hopefully Warrington will be able to support two multi-screen cinemas – only time will tell.
But now people can come into Warrington for much more than shopping, with the Botanist bringing something completely new to the town – and judging by the feedback on our live video tour of the new venue, which attracted more than 35,000 viewings, it is going to be very busy when it opens to the public next week.
Visitors to Warrington can now at long last visit Warrington town centre and enjoy a whole host of new offerings in the run up to Christmas, with a number of fine dining venues, a real ice rink at Golden Square, a brand new cinema and plenty of parking spaces at Time Square.
Just imagine what it is going to be like when the brand new Warrington Market opens next Spring, along with a number of other new restaurant and bar facilities.
Add to this some new residential developments and the great work being done by Warrington Buyers Club encouraging people to shop local, there is certainly plenty to be positive about as we approach a New Year.