HAVING more vendors in Hargreaves Mall would increase the “life” of the area, according to Bendigo Health chairman Michael Langdon.
Dr Langdon said having additional shops – possibly in relocatable venues – would be good for the area.
“It could bring more life into the CBD,” he said.
“It’s not necessarily going to detract from what we have there at the moment.
“In Acland Street in St Kilda, it’s not because they’ve got two or three cafes, it’s because they've got a whole lot of cafes that people want to go and try out different ones.
“Bringing in different vendors won’t be a detriment to what’s there, it would only increase what’s there.”
Dr Langdon also called for upgraded transport.