Retailing in St Albans

Retailers have a massive opportunity in St Albans where many people from different parts of the world have come to settle. This gives retailers the chance to focus on a niche markets and specialise to cater for the needs of one or a few groups of people.

The trading hours of the centre are typical of a busy and active local shopping centre. Businesses in St Albans have a variety of operating hours with many cafes and restaurants supporting a night time economy.

  • Most grocery and specialty food shops shut by 5 or 6pm.
  • IGA is open from 8am until 8:30pm and is open from 7am – 11pm.
  • Several restaurants throughout St Albans are open every night until 10pm.
  • Most bakeries close in the afternoon, at 1pm on Saturday and are closed on Sundays.
  • Most services, real estate agents and commercial activities are open 9-5 or 5:30pm.
  • Most hairdressers are open 9-5, later on Thursday and on Saturdays.

The future of the St Albans shopping precinct centres on its ability to capitalise on its unique selling position, and to celebrate its cultural diversity. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in getting involved with retailing in St Albans.