Enhancements could be made to Bury St Edmunds town centre, while a meeting has heard that 16 empty shops should be filled by the end of the year.
The Bury Town Team, made up of businesses and politicians, held its second meeting on Monday.
Top of the list was the situation with empty units in the town.
The group was formed to tackle the rising number of empty units at the beginning of the year – and Monday’s meeting heard good news.
“We heard there are 15 to 16 units that are looking to be filled by the end of the year,” said Mark Cordell, chief executive of OurBuryStEdmunds
He said that included another four to five names in the arc - Burger King, Joules, and Wagamama are among the m.
It means the arc is close to being fully let for the first time since it opened.
In Abbeygate Street, a cosmetics shop is looking to open at the former Grid restaurant, a national retailer is planning to open in the Thing-A-Me-Bobs site, and a two restaurants in former Barclays Bank.
Mr Cordell said that there was interest in nearly all of the empty units in St Johns Street.
Meanwhile discussions are taking place between Suffolk County Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council to see if an extra £80,000 can be found so that the St Andrews Street South improvements, which start in January, can be carried out in one phase.
If not work at the Risbygate Street end will be carried out at a later date.
The Town Team also discussed improvements outside Poundland and Sports Direct .
“There is a view that some retailers looking to come to Bury, would be interested in that location if it was made more attractive.
“It could be made nicer with street sculptures or flowers,” said Mr Cordell.
The group is also looking to enhance Market Thoroughfayre with signs at the entrances directing people to the arc or