The Wembley and Willesden Observer LINK reports that Quintain have given the Wembley Sunday Market notice to quit the site is has occupied for more than 40 years. The popular market, often in the news for raids on traders in bogus and counterfeit goods, does not seem to match the developers' plans for the area.
The hotels, multi-screen cinema and 'life style' apartments planned will be served by the Wembley Designer Outlet which is nearing completion. Instead of the cheap and cheerful Wembley Market Quintain envisage a:
To complement the outlet, Quintain plan to introduce a new and contemporary programme of artisan markets and events across the site, replacing the existing Sunday market with a more diverse and varied offeringWendy Fair Markets who run the Sunday market say they are looking for alternative sites but Quintain who own most of the land surrounding the stadium have made it clear that their land will not be available to them.