TRADERS have abandoned their stalls at a food market close to the Olympic Park as they face financial ruin due to a lack of customers.
The council created the temporary ‘Olympia Market’ in Marshall Road near the Leyton Asda car park in the hope of cashing in on visitors travelling to the Games from Leyton Tube station.
Stallholders were sold the pitches at prices of up to £16,200 on the basis that around 40,000 people would walk past on peak days.
But devastated traders say hardly anyone is using the route due to a lack of promotion. A council leaflet welcoming visitors to Leyton even advises the public to walk a different route from Leyton station to the Olympic Park, bypassing Marshall Road altogether.
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