When the shops close, Hastings city centre can resemble a ghost town.
Yet a few decades ago, Hastings was the only place to be, with late-night shopping on Friday just the start of a night on the town.
The legacy of its popularity is a retail footprint that’s too big for its population, the city centre is too long.
Online shopping and large-format retailing outside the CBD doesn’t help either.
Photo: Hastings is investing in a vibrancy project. For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 22 April 2019