Wrexham’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is set to relocate next year in a bid to increase visitor numbers and promote the Chester Street area as a “tourism and events destination”.
Currently based on Queens Square, the centre has welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors from across the world since opening back in 1991.
Along with providing information and promoting the various events taking place across Wrexham, the TIC has also become a destination for its wide variety of local gifts and produce.
As a result of its “increasing popularity”, the centre is set to relocate to the former OW shop on Chester Street early in 2020. The shop unit itself has been empty for the past 18 months.
It is also hoped that the move will help “support the emergence of Tŷ Pawb as a national destination.”
Although widely rumoured that the TIC would be relocating in the near future, the actual move was publicly confirmed in the draft document of the new business plan for Tŷ Pawb.
The document, which is due before members of the employment, business and investment scrutiny committee tomorrow, notes that the move “to the retail unit on Chester Street at the entrance to the South Arcade” will help provide “further opportunity and potential to increase visitor numbers to the Chester Street area of Wrexham Town Centre as a tourism and events destination.”
Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “With the increase in town centre visitor numbers and the increasing popularity of the TIC for both information and local produce – a decision has been made to relocate to new premises on Chester Street.
“This will provide greater floor-space and support the emergence of Tŷ Pawb as a national destination.”
“The new TIC is on course to open in early 2020 and more details will be released later in the year.”
You can view our full report of the new Tŷ Pawb business plan which is due before councillors on Thursday, here.
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