Before you get too excited I should explain that this is simply an idea from a trader that they would like aired.
The proposition is that the market trade on a Tuesday evening like the Wednesday night market but with General Merchandise Traders populating the trading space. Our proposer suggests that there would be no alcohol and limited food but the timing would give families and tourists the opportunity to see our general merchandise offer in a different time slot.
The MCC is certainly keen to have the market’s idle hours used more and, after a few years of flat trading, traders are keen to try new ways of exciting our customers. There are plenty of questions to be answered – do we simply transfer the Tuesday day market to night? Do we run two markets on the one day? Can a night market be sustained without the income from extra food vendors (at higher rents)? Should we look at other days/nights?
There are lots of aspects to consider and we welcome your input. One positive aspect is that a trial is probably not going to cost anybody too much. Worth a try? Give us your thoughts below.
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15/01/2013 21:49:17 TUESDAY NIGHT MARKET "WHAT A GREAT IDEA. WELL DONE TO THE PERSON WHO THOUGHT OF THIS. AND FREE PARKING AVAILABLE ALL AROUND AFTER 7.30 PM I THINK" Andy
16/01/2013 11:02:50 Tuesday Night market "We would support wholeheartedly as it would generate additional exposure and access but not at extra expense to the trader can be tacked on to existing day market or eg 4-9pm" A&J R Eshed