Boscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they “can’t accommodate” it

Boscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they "can't accommodate" it

Boscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they "can't accomodate" itBoscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they "can't accomodate" it

BOSCOMBE'S popular vintage market has been cancelled after being kicked out of the Royal Arcade.

The market has been operating since October, 2010, however the owners of the Arcade, Arnewood Estates, have told stallholders that they can no longer accommodate the market.

Stallholders co-ordinator Sara Cheng said: “It is unexpected. We were on the radio promoting it, and when he got back we had an email waiting for us to say our contract was terminated. It was a real shock.”

She said the Royal Arcade was the “perfect venue” after the market moved from a marquee outside The Crescent.

 “It was a stressful journey at times, but we had great support from everyone,” she said.

“People were so positive about the market. Lots of people have told us that the only reason they came into Boscombe was to visit it.”

A number of stallholders have gone on to start their own businesses thanks to the success of the market, including What Alice Found, Cotton Candy Designs and Kaotichandbag, all in Christchurch Road.

However, not all are sorry to see the market go. Phil Morland from Traditional Locksmiths said: “Honestly, I'm not sorry to hear the market is closing.

Bournemouth Echo

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