Town Centre thriving with new businesses
New businesses are helping to keep Eastleigh’s bustling town centre lively and prosperous.
Recent arrivals include the Steam Town Brew Co who opened a brewpub at 1 Bishopstoke Road, just across the bridge from the rail station. Eastleigh’s railway heritage is very much in evidence in the fixtures and fittings. After only six months of trading, the hostelry has already been shortlisted for Southern Hampshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018.
Roosters Piri Piri are planning a new restaurant on the High Street in the shop unit previously occupied by Planet Games.
Meanwhile, Signature Beauty salon is a recent arrival at the Swan Centre beauty salon is set to open in an empty building in Wells Place after a planning application concerning the unit once occupied by Leighton Opticians at Swan Centre was submitted to the council.
An announcement is expected soon of a new owner for the building formerly occupied by JKS wine bar in the High Street. The new will help boost the town’s evening economy.
Just outside the town centre, new showrooms for the Hendy car dealership are nearing completion on the site of the former civic offices off Leigh Road, and Toolstation’s landmark 300th branch was opened by the Mayor in Goodwood Road in February.
And don’t forget there’s free wifi for town centre visitors – and free parking at the Swan Centre after 6pm every evening to allow you to linger at the restaurants, cinemas and other outlets.