phoenix wrote:The BM businesses cater for the occasional visitors. You know-the ones with more cameras than purchases.Or the mwah mwah fashionistas who ponce about as if they were in a souk in Marrakesh.
So they wouldn't notice the offhand service.
But as someone who shops there regularly I do..
They friendly ones, Maria from the Cafe, Kevin at Turnips, all Monmouth and Neals yard, Leigh at Flour Power, Gerhard at Konditor and the main men at Applebees Fish and Brindisa get my dosh with pleasure.
I would love a scheme where locals get some sort of recognition for day to day support. Maybe a loyalty card that allows us to special events / parties? A gift after 20 purchases? A reason to talk to the stallholders and businesses.
Ivanhoe wrote:(It's been said before - not by me - but I heartily endorse it from my own experience)
Great Suffolk St (is nearer to you than BM, and) has a decent greengrocer and a good butcher. Much cheaper than BM.
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