The Welsh patron saint as a Cardiff money maker.
Earlier this week marked the second anniversary of the eye-catching shopping mall in Cardiff city centre, St. David’s – though sometimes with a ‘2’ attached to distinguish it from the original, of which this new development is actually an extension.
But this retail success story has a downside where some people are concerned: it has taken the spotlight in Cardiff’s shopping experience from already existing venues such as Queens Arcade and Capitol Centre.
Opinion aside, figures published by the Cardiff Council don’t lie: day visitor numbers to Cardiff in 2010 rose by 27%, while all visitors combined generated about £852 million of the city’s revenue in 2010.
If still in doubt, you only need to take a walk around, and see the money magic at work.