Furious market traders who spent £25,000 on stalls for an “Olympic” food market claim they were duped about how many people would come past their stalls – and the lack of customers have left many heavily in debt.
The head of the business group that helped organise the ‘Olympia Market’ in Leyton, close to the Olympic Park, has resigned after the “failure” of the ethnic food market.
More than 4,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org, asking for money back from North London Business, which sold them the pitches. Its chief executive Gary Ince has resigned following the debacle.
Stall owner Donna Thomas, who has run a catering business for 30 years, said: “I couldn’t wait for the Olympics to arrive.
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