PEOPLE have flocked to Scarborough in the year since the redevelopment opened, but some businesses are still waiting for the flow on effects.
March 18 marked the first anniversary of the precinct’s official opening.
The foreshore is regularly packed with people, especially on Thursdays for the Scarborough Sunset Markets, and new businesses have moved into the area.
Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen said trade at his two Scarborough surf shops had picked up in the past year but was only just matching 2017 finances.
“(We) haven’t been able to come near the trade we had in the 2015-16 financial year before the redevelopment started, as yet,” he said.
“We are seeing people returning to Scarborough and we are hopeful that we can get back to those pre-redevelopment numbers soon to start making inroads into the lost revenue during the redevelopment.”
He said the association was focused on attracting families, surfers, beachgoers and tourists to the area.
“The Scarborough Beach Association is doing all it can to reactivate the beachfront,” he said.
Locals appear to be loving the revitalised foreshore and have shared their favourite memories.