Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

TALK at the fruit and veg cash reg­is­ters at the Sta­tion Street Mar­kets is dom­i­nated by the popular mar­kets’ im­mi­nent clo­sure. Em­ploy­ees are talk­ing about the un­cer­tainty for their shops, the spa­ces va­cated by smaller en­ter­prises that can’t jus­tify stick­ing it out and new re­tail­ers mov­ing in with clo­sure just around the cor­ner. Cus­tomers are hang­ing on ev­ery word. See it’s not just house­hold fridges that th­ese mar­kets are filling. Busi­nesses are get­ting their pro­duce from the shelves of th­ese op­er­a­tors. Any clo­sure de­lay is good news but un­til a vi­able al­ter­na­tive is locked in, th­ese em­ploy­ees and cus­tomers have an un­cer­tain fu­ture. Nev­er­the­less, I have no doubt cus­tomers will follow th­ese traders wher­ever they end up.

Denise S. Cahill - Ed­i­tor

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