The Totally Stockport magazine issue 2 is hot off the press keeping the people of Stockport up to date with what’s happening in the town!
A recent survey of local people carried out in the ‘villages’ around Stockport revealed who visits the town, how often they come and what they are doing when they arrive. It also provided data of those who don’t visit regularly, their alternative destination(s) and what would encourage them to return. This has helped inform and shape the BID’s Business Plan, including publishing a free, 20,000-circulation, quarterly magazine to keep everyone up to speed with what’s been happening, who’s in the news, what’s new and what’s planned for the future.
Totally Stockport reported that they had received terrific feedback following the first issue of Totally Stockport in May, including extensive shares via social media, not least by cover star James Blunt and his army of fans who have spread the Stockport word far and wide. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still read a copy online at www.totallystockportmagazine.co.uk
There’s been a lot happening in Stockport over the summer and the latest issue contains another 4 pages – 32 pages packed with news from around the town. If you tasted the treats of the first Totally Foodie Weekend, strolled among the polished chrome at Stockport’s Classic Car Show in the Market Place or revelled among the revs of Roughley’s Bike show in St Peter’s Square, you may spot your face among the crowds.
Two recent additions to the blossoming Stockport dining scene – Where The Light Gets In and The Allotment Vegan Restaurant – are enjoying a total of eight nominations in the prestigious Manchester Food & Drink Awards, including fighting it out for Chef of the Year and Best Out of Town Venue. Matt Nutter tells us why he chose to open a unique, gluten-free, vegan restaurant in Stockport.
Featured in the magazine is an independently owned shoe shop on Princes Street that is still thriving and serving its well-heeled customers after 42 years! There can’t be many of us who have willingly escaped the pleasure of shopping at Jake Shoes.
Stockport is also attracting new businesses – Hatters Coffee Co has homemade cakes to die for and Tramp’s vibrant hair studio is bringing a touch of Soho to Little Underbank.
So much is happening in Stockport. Read all about it for yourself. Pick up your free copy of Totally Stockport from branches of Asda, the Co-op, Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons across Stockport and in the surrounding towns of Wilmslow, Hyde, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop, Bollington and Macclesfield.
Copies are also available from libraries, Robinsons Visitor Centre, Regent House, Merseyway, Stockport Market, Stockport Town Hall and Staircase House. Enjoy!