Vendors appear to be extremely unhappy with the money they made during this year’s Assou Square, the President of the Vendors Association, Peter Isaac, has disclosed.
“What they are saying is that the first day was almost washed out by rain and the second day was a little passable and the third day, although it was extended until 10:00 p.m., the music was cut off by 8:00 p.m. and patrons left,” Isaac told the Times.
He said as a result, the vendors say their situation was not as ‘rosy’ as is being portrayed.
Organizers of Assou Square estimate that there were some 100 vendors at the three-day activity at Derek Walcott square.
The vendors were charged $299 over the three days for a tray and $700 for a booth that included a refundable deposit of $150 once there was no damage to the booth, according to the organizers.