Originally Posted by joey2222
Its not the Johns Street traders either. I spoke to a few of them and apparently the Guards rang around last week asking if The Docks had spoken to any of them about the concert. Turns out they hadn't but it wasn't an issue for them really. A good few of them had tickets for it too!! Then a local business person turned up asking a few of them had they any concerns about parking,broken windows etc. I suppose they had but no more than any normal weekend. I think there was some concerns written down to be given to the guys in The Docks but nothing unreasonable just stuff like if there was anything broken who would pay for repairs. Then the guys from The Docks called around to the traders at the end of last week and chatted with them all individually about any concerns they had. That was great no problem it went well. Then front page of The Standard Tuesday morning had that it was cancelled!!!
The John Street traders as well as other local businesses were shocked. Whatever happened over the weekend must have been serious enough for them to have to move the event indoors. I heard a rumor about a solicitor letter but from whom I don't know and what it contained is even more of a mystery?!
What you said makes no sense to me whatsoever. Mark Dunne said it was a deliberate and sustained
effort by local business's. So cleary someone has be trying to sabotage this festival since it was first annouced. Lets go through the traders that are located in Johns Street shall we.
There's Walsh Pratice which is always closed off by large gates at closing time. So they should really have no objections, or worries about damage to their property.
There's the little shop beside it. Would they have reason to object? I doubt it, because they'd stand to gain the most by having such a festival.
Then there's Eyecatchers, and Sam McCauley's up there too. They may have reason to object, but if any damage had occured to their property they'd be well covered because of both being National Companies.
Go down the street a bit more, you have Ephesus Kebab. Not a hope in hell of them ever objecting.
Quirkes Dental Surgery wouldn't either I'd say. Very sound people run that place.
There's Barrow Office Supplies there too, who sponser a lot of events in the town. Be very suprised if they opposed it.
It's one of the business over the town I'd say.