Vendors To Be Removed As “Unsightly Huts” At East Bus Station Are Replaced

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An architectural plan to build an open-air food mart at the East Bus Station has been presented to Cabinet.

The drawings show brightly-painted, sturdy and secure huts, at the East Bus Station site, to serve as the replacement location for what the government called the ramshackle food huts that occupy portions of vacant shoulders along Old Parham Road.

“The vendors who have placed small unsightly huts along open spaces on the south side of Old Parham Road—past the Hancom Building—will be given Notice to Vacate, as soon as the new location is ready,” the Cabinet decided on Wednesday.

According to Cabinet notes, the Development Control Authority has been in communication with the vendors occupying the spaces, and they have been made aware of the move which will happen in the weeks ahead when the new site is completed.

The government is of the view that uncontrollable vending along Antigua’s many city streets and alongside many popular beaches, pose a hazard and are aesthetically displeasing.

The new huts will be constructed at a cost of US$100,000, at the State’s expense; however, the occupiers will pay a fee each month for the privilege of vending lawfully in St. John’s City.

The huts will sit on the perimeter of the unfinished car park, which itself will be undergoing completion scheduled to commence in a few weeks also.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. “Eyesore”
    This is welcome news from the cabinet and long overdue! This assorted collection of ruffians is a national embarrassment. And only citizens should be allowed in the new accommodations.

  2. ANTIGUA FROM EAST BUS STATION INTO TOWN HAS BECOME 1BIG DUTTY GHETTO ….DUTTY DUTTY DUTTY AND TO SAY …ITS A CAPITAL.. JUS NASTY .LOOKING…

    I UNDERSTAND EVERYONE CANT OWN OR LEASE A STORE FRONT BUT CLEARLY TOWN IS A BIG EYE SORE ….AND THIS IS THE CAPITAL …

    THE WHOLE OF TOWN LOOK LIKE A OVERCROWDED MARKET…..

  3. Please it’s time. Well done. All those vendors that are there is to get back there spot.
    No big friend business.

  4. WHAT ABOUT THE SPANISH PEOPLE AT PARSA POND????

    WHAT ABOUT THE ONSIGHTLY NON NATIONAL STALLS ON MATKET STREET?

    Only trang for Antigua people.

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