A wonderful shopping experience
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Congleton shops by category
Congleton has over 160 retail premises and 32 places to eat or drink! The town centre boasts well known retailers such as Gamestation, Argos, Dorothy Perkins, Stead and Simpson and Costa Coffee. In addition there is a wealth of independent shops, catering for all needs from formal suit hire to teenage designer clothes, from handbags to French furniture, and flowers to African art.
Capitol Walk, a quaint undercover arcade, derives its name from the cinema which formerly occupied the site. In this arcade you will find a diverse range of pretty shops offering a unique range of products.
A covered market, just off the pedestrian area, is held twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Once a month the Tuesday market is joined by a Farmers Market, offering local produce. There is a very lively car boot sale every Sunday morning.
The Town has five supermarkets – Tesco, Morrisons, Somerfield, Aldi and Farm Food. It also has a number of local Co-ops and late shops. On the outskirts of town is the Barn Road retail park. Amongst the stores based here are Tesco, McDonalds, Halfords, Laura Ashley Homes, Focus, and Car Phone Warehouse. West Heath Shopping Centre, off Holmes Chapel Road, has been revamped and includes a wide range of shops and places to eat. There is also an interesting collection of retail businesses in the former Victoria Mill site along Foundry Bank – known locally as Green Island- and at High Town near the Railway station.
In 2007 Congleton was first recognised as a Fairtrade Town and there is a growing number of cafes and retailers in Congleton stocking Fair-trade products.
The Town is not content to stand still. The Congleton Partnership, working closely with the Town Council, has many plans to further improve the town. A new Town Plan was adopted by the Town Council in 2008 setting out a vision for the town’s development over the next decade or so. A couple of major flagship developments are in the pipeline that could help transform parts of the town in the next few years.