Downtown businessman Luigi Moxam has a bad taste in his mouth from the food fair right outside his restaurant.
Cardinall avenue is the high street of souvenir shopping in George Town because of its popularity and location, but on Thursdays, Cardinall avenue has been shut down so that street vendors can set up shop.
“For the lack of respect, for the food vendors and the organizers, to not have the respect and the decency to come and talk to me as to how it is effecting my business and completely disregarding that, I mean you have people literally setting up on my steps on the front” said Mr. Moxam when asked about the road closure.
The organizer of this event John Jefferson Junior, got permission to close Cardinall avenue so that he can create a market where others can set up shop. He said most of the vendors are unemployed or retired making this is their opportunity to make an honest dollar in hard times.
“And a lot of them have a little pension, but it’s not enough, so they want to supplement their income , and some don’t have a pension, so it provides an opportunity for people who can use their own personal skills to make a little living” Said Mr. Jefferson
Mr. Jefferson says he has full permission from the R.C.I.P.S for the cardinall avenue closure.