Tuesday 15 November 2011, Blackpool Gazette
FURIOUS traders fear their businesses could be destroyed after market stalls offering discount goods appeared just yards from their doors.
Shopkeepers in Poulton town centre said their shops have been left almost deserted by the arrival of the town’s weekly market.
The Monday market was started by Wyre Council as a way of bringing more shoppers into Poulton – but established traders now fear it could drive them out.
One of the weekly market stalls sells pet supplies, and Brian Woodward (inset), who runs Food 4 Pets Limited in the Teanlowe centre, has seen his takings fall by as much as 25 per cent.
The shop has been open for three years, but Mr Woodward said: “We have 18 months left on our lease and then we will have to take a look at the situation – it’s devastated us.
“We had a future in Poulton and that future has been taken away at a stroke.”
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