KentOnline by Nisha Chopra
Margate’s market traders have been given just days to quit their stalls – amid major plans to revive the town.
In total 12 stall holders have been given a deadline of next Wednesday to shut up shop and leave indefinitely.
It comes after ‘notices to suspend’ the market were sent out, while planning permission is sought from the council to relocate the market to its former site at the lower end of the high street.
But just months ago retail guru Mary Portas visited the town, claiming the market was at the heart of the area’s rejuvenation.
Margate Town Partnership, which runs the market alongside Hughmark Continental Limited of Reading, has said the market’s location is now blocking newly-occupied stores.
For years the market has been moved up and down the town to chase footfall or because of engineering works.
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UPDATE From the Isle of Thanet Gazette
MARGATE’S weekly market is set to end next week after planning permission was not granted by council officials for stalls in the High Street.
May 20, 2014 0A NEW weekly market is to be opened in the refurbished historic Market Square at Midhurst.
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