May 24, 2012 Plymouth Herald
A RETAILER will put up the shutters at her Plymouth pannier market stall after 16 years trading – and run the business on the web instead saying it’s too late to save the city’s West End.
Coral Plunkett said her Coral’s Linen venture, in Plymouth City Market, is still in profit but sales have been falling while internet business has been booming.
She will shut the stall on June 2, blaming the usual suspects of recession, competition from out-of-town and on-line trading, and a dearth of help from Plymouth City Council.
Two workers will lose their jobs, but Mrs Plunkett has fortunately secured them employment elsewhere.
She is calling for the council to consider rent holidays and parking concessions but still fears it’s “too late” to save the West End.
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