Traders Hope To Hold More Events In West Blackhall Street

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Traders Hope To Hold More Events In West Blackhall Street

The West Black Ho Ho Ho Street event organised by local traders has proved a success, drawing hundreds to Greenock’s West Blackhall Street.

Four alpacas, a ceilidh band, school choirs, songs from Frozen, cheerleaders, craft stalls and highland dancers plus a host of TV and film costume characters were the highlights of the West Black Ho Ho Ho Street event which took place in Greenock’s West Blackhall Street. The event was organised by a number of West Blackhall Street shops who stayed open until 8pm as part of the event and they felt it had been a success.

One of the organisers, Chris Jewell owner of Cradle Care and the New Dawn Coffee Shop said:

“We have received lots of great feedback. The atmosphere was great with hundreds of people being in the street during the time and joining in the fun. The alpacas proved to be a great attraction and I know the characters, especially Olaf from the film Frozen, were constantly sought out.”

Chris added:

“We intend to look at putting on more events in West Blackhall Street in 2020 while awaiting the major street developments which will start later next year and we would encourage residents of Inverclyde to support these activities and also to shop local wherever possible to help revive West Blackhall Street into one of Inverclyde’s major shopping streets.”

Above: Frozen’s Olaf and Elsa

The traders would like to thank all who supported and took part in the West Black Ho Ho Ho Street event with special thanks to Home Fix Scotland who sponsored the cost of the ceilidh band. A new Facebook page called Greenock West End Shops has also been created and both retailers and the general public are encouraged to like this page and suggest new elements and ideas for other events going forward.

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