West Pier traders hope for new market site

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Market traders' search for a new home has been narrowed down to two possible sites.

Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the West Pier Market since it launched in 1996.

But, as work starts on the £38 million i360 observation tower, landowners the West Pier Trust have told traders they must find a new home.

More than 7,000 people signed a petition urging Brighton and Hove City Council to help them.

All councillors on the local authority made a pledge to support traders last month.

Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council's economic development and culture committee, confirmed the search for a new site has been narrowed down to two possibilities.

He told councillors today (Thursday, November 15) he was not aware of where they were but added discussions would take place between officers and traders.

 

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6:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

leobrighton says...

The only thing that would of been of interest in this story is the possible locations but the Arsegas couldn't even come up with that
The only thing that would of been of interest in this story is the possible locations but the Arsegas couldn't even come up with that leobrighton
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6:58pm Thu 15 Nov 12

inadaptado says...

Wanna bet after all this fuss they are just moved a bit to the left or a bit to the right from where they are now?
Wanna bet after all this fuss they are just moved a bit to the left or a bit to the right from where they are now? inadaptado
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9:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Orlando Faark says...

I do hope the council sets up a local counselling service near the i360 for victims. The victims most likely being unfortunates exiting from the i360 needing to come to terms with having payed so much for something so profoundly dull, and local council tax payers stressed and upset at the unlikely prospect of ever recouping Brighton's public money that is being passed into private hands to build this vanity project.
I do hope the council sets up a local counselling service near the i360 for victims. The victims most likely being unfortunates exiting from the i360 needing to come to terms with having payed so much for something so profoundly dull, and local council tax payers stressed and upset at the unlikely prospect of ever recouping Brighton's public money that is being passed into private hands to build this vanity project. Orlando Faark
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