Sales: Mall has boom weekend

2008-12-23 00:00

THE past weekend has been the Midlands Liberty Mall’s busiest this year.

Centre manager Seageng Makola said the build-up started as early as November and has steadily increased over the weekends. “The encouraging thing is that people are not just walking around, they are actually buying.”

Makola said the food and beverage businesses, especially, does not seem to be feeling the economic crunch. “If you want to be in business, go into the franchise business because they are doing very well; their turnover is up from last year.”

However, other stores were having varying fortunes. Some went up, while others went down by a few percent compared to last year. Makola could not confirm the exact foot traffic count, but said it was slightly less compared to this time last year.

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