Thursday, 8 September 2011

Margate Old town bucks trend




I had to come back from retirement to Promote Thanet and in particular Margate Old town. Margate has got many things to be proud of but everything you read about it seems to hark back to the amount of empty shops. Well try and get a shop in Margate Old Town ! You cant they are all occupied, NO ONE, I repeat no one writes that in the press. BECAUSE GOOD NEWS WONT SELL PAPERS. The hard working shopkeepers from Margate Old Town never complain they just keep doing what they do best Keep Shop, they are to busy buying great and unusual stock for their customers. If you want to steer a path away from the madding crowds head down to Margate Old Town people from far and wide are beating a path to Margate, they Take in the Turner Contemporary have a brisk stroll along the harbour arm and head into the galleries and shops in Margate Creative Quarter The Old Town. Click here for a List of the new shops that have sprung up around the location on the Turner Gallery.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. A welcome change from all the miserable doom- mongers of Thanet and elsewhere. Whenever I send an email abroad I mention the delights of Margate, Turner and Old Town. I CHOOSE to live here because I love the place.
    Keep up your great, good and positive attitude and maybe eventually, some of it may rub off on a few other local bloggers of the 'let's put it down' community.
    Col ... not everyone who lives near the Lido is an Eastern European ...

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  2. With 36% of shops vacant overall, If the old town has no vacant shops is bodes very bad for the rest of Margate.

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  3. Bodes well for Margate the more shops that get taken the more that will be needed. They are already creeping up the high street. I love Margate and see this as a positive we need more shops open and by the positive growth in the old town I would say the growth has started.

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  4. Well finding an empty shop is no problem but by this time next year we will know if the TC has revitalized Margate. There is a limit to the number of gift,art & craft and charity shops that visitors can support. Just remember that running the TC costs us £2 millions a year, thats equivalent to giving each new shopkeeper £60,000 each. And if you add in the £16 millions cost of the TC thats a cool half a million per new shop!

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  5. Anon 17:40 Most of the shopkeeprs have been through tough times awaiting the Opening of the TC often doing other jobs to support their shops.The fact is we have the Turner and Margate needs our support and not the endless criticism. We have seen lots of businesses come to Margate now we need to welcome lots more rather than sit around counting the costs and not doing anything and waiting for the whole regeneration to fail.

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  6. If ever I get to Margate one day Don, I know where to go. Thanks for all the recommends. Denise xxx

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