London’s Borough Market will reopen for the first time since the June 3 terrorist attacks, according to a press release. On Wednesday, June 14, the Borough Market community will come together for a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. before the traders ring the market bell at 10 a.m. to signal the start of business and re-welcome shoppers.
The food and produce market and its environs had been designated a crime scene after three knife-wielding men attacked pedestrians in the area. The market traders and the staff and owners of nearby restaurants had not been allowed back into their spaces since evacuating that night.
To support the traders that will be coming back from more than a week of lost business, Borough Market will extend trading hours over the next two weeks, operating both this Sunday and the following Sunday. The market has also set up a trader support fund that has already generated £35,128 of its £50,000 goal (that’s $44,440 of $63,255).
But, a return to business as usual will be key to moving forward. Borough Market Chair of Trustees Donald Hyslop notes in is statement: “If people would like to offer support and help for our traders, we ask that they visit the market to buy food and drink not just on Wednesday, but in the weeks and months to come. We want everyone to celebrate the market’s return to its long-established place as a vibrant hub for the people of London and beyond.”
Now that the area in Southwark is no longer a crime scene, the restaurants that surround the market are also beginning to reopen. Check individual websites and social media pages for those details.
• Borough Market [Official site]
• London’s Borough Market Waits to Reopen Following Terror Attacks [E]