Thousands of people have signed a petition against the closure of a market’s food stalls.8,400 to be precise, but they expect that number to rise to 10,000. That's a pretty large chunk of the (presumably) voting population. Who could afford to ignore tha...
Owners of Greenwich Market plan to slash the number of hot food stalls from 12 to five or six, and relocate them to the George II cafe area.
...Greenwich Hospital property manager Jane Rowson said people had misunderstood the plans.I wonder if Greenwich councillors are going to be quite so sanguine?
She said: “I think a lot of people who’ve signed the petition have been completely misled and think we’re closing down the food market.”
Ms Rowson added that shops and crafts stalls supported the move and said: “I’m not worried by those signatures.”
So, what's this all in aid of?
Food sellers say they were encouraged to come to Greenwich two years ago in a bid to create a place similar to London’s Borough Market.Hmmm, so they want to force out proven profitable businesses to take a flyer on people being just as keen, if not more, on arts and crafts instead? In the middle of a recession?
But since the market management company changed hands, so the plans have also altered, with the aim of making it focused more on arts and crafts.
What you don't seem to understand, sweetie, is that even in a recession, people will still eat. But buy painting and knitted tea cosies and feather earrings?
Not so much...