Avenue makes the grade

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The Avenue in Newton Mearns has been shortlisted in the annual Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards in the ‘best shopping complex’ category.

The award ceremony will take place in the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow on Sunday 22 April.

East Renfrewshire council’s economic development manager Phil Prentice said: “We wish centre manager Michelle McCabe and her team the best of luck next week.

“This is a highly prestigious award and just to be shortlisted is an achievement in itself.

“The council recently launched its innovative three year campaign A Place to Grow to promote East Renfrewshire as a great place to live, do business and visit.

“And news that one of our top shopping centres is up there with the best in Scotland supports our claim that East Ren is definitely a place to grow.”

The campaign is backed by East Renfrewshire council and East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and aims to support local businesses through difficult economic times and ensure East Renfrewshire residents are proud of their area.