Her positive words will be a comfort to retain and hospitality businesses as the city re-opens after an ease of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Susan made her comments in the latest #BacktoLeeds interview series from LeedsBID as part of a Welcome Back To Leeds campaign to help restart the city centre economy.
She said: "There’s a good level of optimism about, sales are growing. The atmosphere in the city is more buoyant."
Listen to her full comments in the video at the top of this article.
WATCH: LeedsBID CEO Andrew Cooper gave safe shopping tips, advice and how get the most out of the Welcome Back To Leeds campaign in a YEP Facebook Live chat with Graham Walker, now available to watch on demand – CLICK HERE.
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