A bidding war may force the West End indoor market to close its doors after only a year in business.
Traders are devastated that the popular market could shut after the manager was outbid for the lease by an un-named charity. Joanne Harrison, market manager, said: “I know business is business but we’ve worked bloody hard for this.
“It feels like I’ve had my guts pulled out.” If the market closes, stallholders would be turfed out and claim they would struggle to find new premises. “Just as we’re starting to pick up we’re going to shut, and it’s absolutely choking,” said Kevin Isted, who runs a traditional sweet stall in the market.
“I have regular customers who have started to get to know me as the sweet man. Now I might have to start again.”
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