London market in top 10
SHARON HO, Free Press Reporter 2005-09-03 01:40:54
Covent Garden Market is one of the 10 best markets in Canada to shop at, according to VIA Rail.
The railway company annually compiles a list of the top markets in Canada for its Destinations magazine.
This year is the first time Covent Garden Market made the list.
"I felt quite proud," Bob Usher, Covent Garden Market's general manager, said.
"I feel it's a tribute to our vendors. We've got a great building and phenomenal and superior vendors."
Destinations described the historic market as "on a daily basis, quality farm-fresh products are available at this indoor downtown market--from organic produce and meats to chocolate truffles."
Covent Garden Market's been in London since 1845.
Some vendors have been there a long time, such as Havaris Produce, which has been in the market since 1912.
A new building for the market was erected in 1999.
"The vendors are all owner-operators," Usher said.
"It's all mom-and-pop operations. We don't have any chains. We're trying to bring a unique and interesting marketplace (to London)."
The article can be read online at Via's website, www.viarail.ca/destinations/en_index_dest.html