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More food outlets quit Boxpark as the £33 ticket raves go on

Inside Croydon

Only in Croydon could there be a council-subsidised venue which tries to charge potential customers an entry fee so that they can get in and buy a £10 burger. Town Hall correspondent KEN LEE reports

While other bars, pubs and restaurants in the town centre come to terms with the council’s whimsical closure of the High Street, over at East Croydon Station, there’s news of more traders quitting council-subsidised Boxpark.

Boxpark got a £3m loan from Croydon Council to open as a fashion and retail outlet. Now its food vendors are complaining that it is being used as a music venue

From an initial 40+ bars and street food outlets in October 2016, there’s now just 34 listed by the operators, as Chango Empanadas and Sweetbean have joined the exodus of businesses from the venue.

As Inside Croydon reported earlier this month, they follow MUD, an Australian brunch…

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