New Brixton market owner wants ‘conversation’ with community

Written by on March 25, 2018 in Council, News, Planning - Comments Off on New Brixton market owner wants ‘conversation’ with community

Brixton Village exterior

Hondo Enterprises, which announced its purchase – together with “investors” – of Brixton Market on Friday (23 March), is buying both the lease for the site that was owned by The Market Village Company and the freehold, that was owned by London & Associated Properties.

It says that a letter about the deal has been hand delivered to traders and that it is organising a meeting with Lambeth council.

A spokesperson said: “Our first priority is to start a conversation with the traders, Lambeth council and the local community about their views on the current operations of the market and how we can help enhance it for both traders and the local community.”

One trader told the Blog that, until Friday, they believed that Tribeca Holdings, a vehicle for Irish-born property dealer Aidan Brooks, was to become the freeholders of the site.

They expressed concern that Hondo appears to have no experience of managing a market, unlike Tribeca, which has owned Spitalfields Market in East London since 2013.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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