Specialty Merchandise traders in the top end of The Queen Vic Market have experienced one of their best starts to post Christmas trade in years.
Tuesday 27th December was a Specialty Merchandise only market (food was closed) and some traders reported their best trading day for the whole month of December. Tourists from Malaysia and Singapore were evident as well as various groups from Europe. Thursday trade continued the strong trend.
In a period of difficult retail trading it was certainly welcome to experience some good old-fashioned retail demand from the top end's most important customer group.