Moving the wholesale markets outside the city centre is ‘a momentous, colossal mistake’

from Our Birmingham

Our Birmingham

A visitor from London who had not been in Birmingham for several years looked keenly around. Thumbs down for Selfridges and thumbs up for the Madin Library – we never got to Centenary Square.

Carol Byrne outdoor market

As we passed by the outdoor market she spoke about the investment in Spitalfields Market (covered on this site) but thought all our markets had been moved out. A stumbling impromptu account was given but today I shall send John Clancy’s account, summarised here.

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CouncillorJohn Clancywrote in March:

The decision which the City Council is now prepared to make to dismiss from the city centre some of its oldest business inhabitants, by moving the Wholesale Markets out of their current site to somewhere outside the city centre, is a momentous, colossal mistake . . .

The knock-on effects on the retail markets will be catastrophic, which is why the two have…

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