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Islington market plans can transform the area, stallholders claim

13:16 05 October 2012

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Historic Camden Passage’s new street market is expected to be rubber-stamped today – as similar plans are announced for another famous Islington road.

A licensing committee is today (Thursday) expected to approve street trading in a cobbled stretch of Islington High Street and Camden Passage between 8.30am and 4pm on Sundays.

Meanwhile, plans are afoot for another new weekly market on Saturdays in Caledonian Road, Islington, which could open as soon as November.

Christine Lovett, director of the Angel Business Improvement District, who is supporting the Camden Passage plans, said: “It’s going to be fantastic and we’re hoping to open this month. We want to get it going so people know about it before the whole Christmas rush happens.”

There will be 26 stalls and Ms Lovett wants the Angel to become known as a market destination on Sundays, with Camden Passage complementing what’s on offer at Chapel Market.

The organisers of Hackney’s trendy Broadway Market will manage the stalls. Peter Rowe, 49, a clothing stallholder at Broadway Market for the past six years, said: “Broadway Market has transformed the area so significantly that it has pushed house prices up. It’s boosted all the shops and restaurants that were there and I’m sure it will do the same in Islington, provided there’s a similar mix of stalls.”

The council says there has been “overwhelming support” among residents and business, with parking concerns eased with the offer of discount spaces at the Business Design Centre.

The Caledonian Road market will be made up of around 20 stalls on the stretch of pavement between Offord Road and Bridgeman Road and could launch on November 17. It will offer mostly food, including fresh fish, meat and vegetables.

Janine Dorling, chairman of the Cally Traders Association, said: “We want to make the Cally more of a destination shopping area. We also want to create that community feel you get from markets. The Cally Road Festival showed us people will come to the area if there’s something for them.

“If we can get more people down here, it will make things better for everybody.”

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