The chair of Lurgan Forward has suggested Portadown consumers have given rise to the town’s charity shop boom.
His observation comes after last week’s Times front page about the town being overrun by charity shops.
Charlie Gardiner, Lurgan Forward chair, said the increase is charity shops in Portadown is because the consumer here wants them.
“Town centres are reflective of the people who shop there,” he said.
“The shoppers in Lurgan are very discerning and the town centre (in Lurgan) is becoming known as a town centre for niche shops. For the same reason Portadown is home to more and more charity shops which is reflective of what the Portadown consumer wants.”