Monday 16 April 2012 6.59pm
[quote orione]You may not have got the Maltby Street
idea but obviously plenty of others have. I suspect all of these markets can survive. Borough for the tourists, Maltby for the serious foodies and Bermondsey for somewhere in between. I personally think it's great if Maltby Street
thrives. It may help BM to sharpen up it's act.[/quote]
There you go..We are so lucky we have you explaining us the high profile of people shopping at Maltby st compared to other sites.... I have never understood your real reasons for this crusade but I can tell you that you have a slightly altered vision of the reality.. It is so boring to ear constantly this huge buzz over these bloody markets (like one is good and the other is bad).. You know why back home in the continent you don't have these issues?
Because a Market is just a market. There no "serious foodies" or "frivolous ones". Just take it easy. If you don't like what you see tell them in the face, they might improve as a consequence.
Everything here is so pretentious. Starting from us. Whom we think we know sooooo much about the food and we enjoy so much expensive partridge that we don't want to be touched by the frivolous tourist who upsets our unique shopping experience..
This all makes me laugh so much.
I hope is clear what I mean.. Just get the basics right. We have the best Markets in London and we should just make the best of it. Other Boroughs are not so lucky.
The sad proof of your distorted theory is that what you call "a market for real foodies" could disappear before all the others. Of the same disease that you think Borough Market
So as I have always said, and maintain it. The best thing is to try shopping in all markets and help those good produce makers.. not the others.
Have a good evening[/quote]
Not me deciding where people shop, from reading this forum and other media, it appears there is a perception that BM is patronised mainly by tourists and Maltby Street
is patronised mainly by the foodie types who previously shopped at BM. Nowt wrong with tourists as far as i'm concerned, their money is as good as anybody else's. I personally think that BM should accept what it has become and embrace tourism. I'm glad that you have accepted Maltby Street
as one of the "best markets", you were somewhat hostile to it last year, and the people who traded there.
I have no crusade, but I do believe in freedom of choice and I simply cannot stand your histrionics whenever somebody suggests that another market may be better than BM.