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Bangor Markets Open For Business!

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Bangor High Street is to see the return of their weekly Markets.
Around 30 stalls are to be set up in the City over the next few weeks. The return started on Friday 18th October, seeing around 15 stalls. There will be an additional 15 in the upcoming weeks.
Market Superintendent, Emyr Owen described how the market will bring only a good healthy competition to the shops on the High Street. The improvements have been made to ensure that Bangor is one of the best cities in North Wales.
The stalls will be set up every Friday on the run up to Christmas and will be covering the area between Marks and Spencer to H&M.
Shoppers have expressed their interest the markets return and are sure it will bring more shoppers to the city centre. Caryl Burke, a student at Bangor said “Coming from a small rural town in North Wales, we often come to Bangor to do our shopping, so it will be good to experience a different type of shopping on the run up to Christmas”.
Mr Owen is certain that the stalls will attract more people onto the High Street and will show more money being spent in the city.
However not everyone feels the same excitement as some shoppers. Although the stalls need to be in the middle of town, the location they have been given could disrupt other permanent shops. Adam Gardner, 21, works in Subway and feels that the stalls will deter business away from them. “Although it will be interesting to see a fresh look in Bangor, the position of the stands should have been thought through properly. Having shops blocked by a market stalls isn’t fair on the businesses that are here all year round”.
Bangor City Council granted the Bangor Market Company permission to go ahead with the plans earlier this year.

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