Sunday, October 15, 2006

Margate Market - A Way to Keep the High Street Going?

Amy J. writes to tell us:

"I enclose a photo of Margate High Street on Friday afternoon with the market attracting the crowds. Reports are that the lower High Street has not been so busy in a long time. There have been suggestions that a regular market would help re-invigorate the lower High Street but of course traders already there paying expensive business rates and with high fixed costs would need to be consulted first. The coffee shops will be happy!"

Thanet Life


Anonymous said...

anon again!

See what happens when it is made 'Pedestrian Only'?
Nice change.
Didn't manage to get there myself, but heard from friends how nice it was.

Anonymous said...

I think we all appreciate how the traders might feel ripped off paying their business rates whilst market stall holders don't but they have nothing to loose. The more people attracted to the town centre means a higher probability these same people will go into shops too. Any traders, coffe shop owners or other care to comment!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry i missed it as well, and like you i heard how good it was through the grapevine... by all accounts a very busy high street, which can only be good thing for Margate.

Anonymous said...

I missed it too, but that was because I was working and there is also the point that I have no wish to go to a continental market!

Anonymous said...

All I saw was the French why use the word continental.
WHY are we not promoting English Food and local producers.

Artyblartfast said...

Business in the lower High Street was actually slower than usual. Let's not let the facts in the way of praising such unuseful schemes.

Anonymous said...

I used the word continental because that was what I was told it was! I agree, let's celebrate English food!