Saturday, 6 February 2010


In January 2009 I went round Rhyl town centre counting what appeared to be dead businesses.

Covering the area between Bath Street and John Street, counting business premises not in use and making adjustments to take into account seasonal or other temporarily-closed businesses, I arrived at a body count of 89.

Since that time the Woolworths building was snapped up and opened as a B&M Store, some smaller businesses moved or reopened, some old ones were renovated (e.g. Cramers Sandwich Bar, 72 High Street and Victory Club, 60 Queen Street) and some new ones opened.

Photographed yesterday by Yours Truly above (TOP) is Amber Coffee House owned by a photographer named Tariq or Tarik; this opened a few months ago at 85 High Street next to Oxfam Shop.

The other picture shows the forthcoming Annum's ‘Peri Peri Cuisine’ (Portuguese restaurant) opening soon near the railway station, at No.33 Bodfor Street. An explanation of the term Peri Peri also known as Piri Piri can be found on Wikipedia: