Local businesses in Cathays welcome the return of students.
The influx of students heralding a new university term is a welcome boost for local businesses in student-rich Cathays. But how do these businesses cope during Cathays’s summer “off-season”?
One Cathays resident said, “Over the summer Cathays resembles a ghost town. It’s surreal.”
Gareth, owner of Ramon’s New York Deli and Ramones café said that he uses the slow-down in custom as a time to stop service for a while, get the builders in and the repairs done. Moreover, he said that his businesses are friendly with a number of locals who continue to come in over the summer months.
So students, as well as making Sunday morning strolls through Cathays a matter of Saturday night vomit-pool avoidance, really do mean business.