Mercat under threat

The open early pub known variously as The Merecat, ‘Moonsoon Nights’ and ‘Jesus that looks rough’ looks set to be shut when the council sell the land and move the “largest integrated market in europe” — the wholesale markets — out of the city centre.

Reports that the sale of land could be worth up to £200M, cloud for me at least talk of a larger site for market expansion.

My main worry here is that five miles (radius) puts the new wholesale market anywhere on this map — which could significantly change the business for the stallholders (not to mention that the Bull Ring Market traders aren’t going to be able to wheel fruit and veg across the path of your bus without looking).


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Thanks to Birmingham Central Blog for the factual lowdown that underpins this nostalgic supisciosty.

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