Independent traders’ unusual mission to survive the downturn

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TWO traders have taken the unusual step of promoting each other’s business in their shop windows.

Shoppers out and about should not be surprised to see Ecomagpie’s products on display in The Post Office Tea Rooms, Marine Court, St Leonards or a display of knitted cakes and teapots in Ecomagpie’s shop window in Queens Road.

The move by both shops has been designed to help businesses amid the ongoing recession.

Rob Woods, town centre manager, said: “We have invited independent businesses across the town to get involved in this unusual project. We understand just how difficult times are at the moment and this costs nothing to do apart from a little time and effort.”