26 August 22: Watch 'Ridley Road Shopping Village - Traders fight for their livelihoods'
25 August 22: Ridley Road Shopping Village Traders speak to Diane Abbott MP about current situation with Hackney Council
We are asking for #1 ALL EXISTING TRADERS TO HAVE PRIORITY IN SELECTING UNITS IN REFURBISHED SHOPPING VILLAGE
#2 LEASES AND NOT LICENSES #3 RENTS NOT LINKED TO CPI INDEX. #4 CONSULTATIONS WITH CURRENT TRADERS.
20 August 22: Protest & Solidarity with Ridley Road Shopping Village Traders
OPEN Dalston clearly lays out what has happened so far, published on 17 AUGUST 2022:
Ridley Road Shopping Village traders were shocked and dismayed today to learn that their off-shore landlord, Larochette Real Estate Inc., requires them to vacate their shops in the covered market by Saturday 20th August. None of them have anywhere else to continue their businesses, store their stock or earn a living.
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Hackney Gazette reported on 17 AUGUST 2022:
Left in limbo – traders face silence as lease deadline looms
Traders whose leases end on Saturday are fearful of an uncertain future ahead of refurbishment works.
Traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village, Dalston, have previously been told that they will face "no significant disturbance" while the site is refurbished.
Earlier this year they were given notices to leave by August 20 by Larochette Real Estate Inc, with the council, which will ultimately take on the shopping centre, saying they will be given new leases in the units being created.
No new leases have yet appeared.
With work due to begin on Saturday, traders say they do not know what is happening.