Greenwich market no place for Ms. Cupcake?
Alright, I think I need to start this post with a full disclosure. I have never personally been to the Greenwich market, nor have I had a cupcake from Ms. Cupcake. However, what I have had was the pleasure of communicating with the owner of Ms. Cupcake over a few emails while looking for advertisers for Issue 4. Melissa Morgan, known as Chief Cupcaker, seems to have a great mix of attitude and kindness with her business, and judging from the website, the cupcakes are probably just as great.
So, I was disappointed today to come across news that the Greenwich market in which Ms. Cupcake has been selling wares for nearly a year had informed her that she could no longer sell there on weekends. Citing that “there are too many cake stalls” at the market, and requesting that she sell during the quieter Friday markets, the Divisional Director of Property Management for the market, Paul Turton, is causing quite a stir amongst the customers.
Luckily, some of those customers have started a petition to try and get Ms. Cupcake back during the busier markets. So, if you’re so inclined, please head over to see what you can do to get a few more cupcakes back into people’s weekends.
As well, Ms. Cupcake, who are currently working on opening their own shop, will be holding a “pop-up” market on Saturdays in front of their future shop location in Brixton. So, if you are lucky enough to be in the area, go visit them and show some support!
Note: In order to avoid any confusion, there is another market vendor who sells vegan cupcakes during the weekend who seems to still be allowed to attend the market on weekends. So, this may not be a clear case of discriminating against a vegan business.