Posted by Ian Rathbone on Saturday, October 27th, 2012
The owners of this shop which has just opened in Morning Lane spent many months trying to let a shop in Well Street. They gave up and within a very short time, opened in Morning Lane.
Take a look at the shop name – “Well ‘ungry” – called that because they thought they would be moving to Well Street. Once again, another potential shop blocked out by prevarication and difficulty from landlords in Well Street. And we need a good community aware coffee shop.
WESTRA (Well Street Traders and Residents’ Assn) knows of a number of other potential traders, all of whom have given up and gone elsewhere. It’s not that this street isn’t a good and growing shopping street. It’s the landlords blocking the way forward. When is this blight on this shopping street going to end?
WESTRA Co-Chair Jo Price said: “I think we need a meeting with the Trust as I have many questions, the big one being WHY ARE THEY NOT RENTING THE SHOPS OUT?”