Llandaff North Farmers’ Market has been forced to close after the owners of its venue imposed an “unsustainable” rent increase, according to market organisers.
RCMA Social Enterprise launched the fortnightly Llandaff North Farmers’ Market for a trial period in December 2010, following a request from the local traders’ association.
Held in the car park of The Railway pub on Station Road every other Friday afternoon, it was so popular that it became a regular fixture, acting as a sister market to Rhiwbina Farmers’ Market, which is open every other Friday morning.
But RCMA’s enterprise development manager, Gareth Simpson, said the Llandaff North venture had been forced to close after new management at The Railway pub imposed an “unsustainable four-fold increase in rent”.
Mr Simpson said the March 30 market was the last to be held there.
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