Hungry for business

Hidden behind the roadworks in Vastern Road (and just visible in this picture) is the I’m Soo Hungry cafe but what immediate future can it have amid the current chaos?

Vastern Road is about a month into nine months of works. It’s a hard enough road to cross at the best of times but with lanes out of action, barriers, diggers and noise any small business could be crushed by the  works which are related to the Reading station redevelopment.

Across the road TGI Friday with its large car park and its over zealous parking restrictions will be faring a lot better. Who would bet against TGI seeing out the road works and who would bet that the I’m Soo Hungry cafe will take a bigger hit?

Small businesses are largely left to the wolves when traffic alterations are made but if they got a bit more protection, there might just be a lot more of them.



About Alan Bunce

Freelance journalist Former Community Editor with the Reading Post. Former Business Editor with the Reading Chronicle.
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