July 6, 2011 2.30 pm This story is over 129 months old

Businesses prepare for late night shopping

Ready: Lincoln is ready to hold its first late night shopping event tomorrow, with a few events to mark the launch.

Shoppers and retailers are getting excited for Lincoln’s first Late Night Shopping event which starts tomorrow, July 7.

The event will see the Lincs FM Roadshow team, headed by presenter John Marshall, in the High Street by St Benedict’s Square between 5pm and 7pm.

Lincoln joins seven other UK destinations, including major centres such as Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield – who are sending out a strong message that they are “Alive after 5.”

To encourage as many shoppers as possible to partake, there will be a range of parking and late night transport deals.

Lincoln BIG Chief executive Matt Corrigan said: “Consumers lifestyles have changed, people have flexible working arrangements and shopping has become a great leisure experience.

“We are delighted that more than 100 stores, both national and independent — including all the retailers at St Mark’s Shopping Centre — have already joined us.

“There will be free entertainment from the Lincs FM’s You’ve Got Talent stars, Lincoln-based fire-eaters Jestival and one lucky shopper will have the chance to win £500.”

The city is a top 50 UK retail centre, with 400 retail businesses. The full list of businesses partaking can be seen here.