Exeter’s High Street is doing well – compared to others around the country:
But does a ‘healthy’ high street mean lots of national chains?
Exeter’s has just lost its last independent, as reported in Devon Live:
A farewell to McGahey The Tobacconist: Exeter High Street’s last independent shop
The business has survived huge changes over the decades and will now continue online
On Friday, Martin McGahey – the third generation to run the tobacconist closed the doors for the final time, sealing an 140-year history on the business that survived the blitz, lived through the swinging sixties and the changing face of the High Street.