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Traders 'still want St Helier'

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THE economy might be struggling but there is no shortage of businesses looking to trade in the town centre, according to St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft.

Camera store Jessops closed down last week, shoe shop Barratts is about to close its store in King Street, and there is uncertainty over HMV's future over the announcement that the company is going into administration, but Mr Crowcroft says that he is 'cautiously optimistic' about retail in St Helier.

He said that as long as rents were reasonable, there was still strong demand to trade in King Street and Queen Street.

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