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Nag’s Head food hall critic now backing it

15 November, 2019 — By Emily Finch

Ann Devine at Nag’s Head Market

THE “fiercest” critic of the new food hall at Nag’s Head Market now says it should be allowed after a dramatic U-turn.

Ann Devine, who lives near the market entrance in Hertslet Road, had spoken passionately against an alcohol licence being awarded at the Town Hall in February.

“I was one of the fiercest critics as we were afraid it would be a rowdy venue with lots of drunken people.

“It wasn’t well designed when it was first done,” she said.

But Ms Devine says some “changes” have been undertaken by the market in recent months which she was able to see during a tour earlier this month.

She added: “It now looks a lot better. We hope people will come to the market and have a nice meal and go shopping around here and then go to the theatre or cinema and contribute positively to the area,” she said.

She said she still has “concerns” about the food delivery bikes which wait along Hertslet Road but does not believe they are connected with Nag’s Head Market.

The food market, called the Upper Place, is currently managed by Satpal Sathi.

He could not be reached for comment this week despite repeated phone calls.

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