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Street Traders

Les Clarke

 

My own view is that the area around Arthur Square, Arthur Street, Cornmarket and Ann Street should be available for a "street market" rather than Royal Avenue. I agree with the comment that the Royal Avenue area is generally drab and "something should be done" to make the City Centre more attractive, but currently, the stalls on the pavements are not attractive. The traders are providing a service to the City and are supporting themselves and their families, which should be applauded and encouraged. However, I do not think Royal Avenue is the ideal location to be doing this. By creating a market area around Arthur Square, something of character would be created in the interface between Royal Avenue, Donegall Place and the new development at Victoria Square. Perhaps we would even see more pubs, cafes and restaurants opening in the, dare I suggest, "New Markets" giving an additional attraction to shoppers.

 

 




 


 

 

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