The hunt is on to find new stallholders to add fresh life to Scarborough’s market following its £2.7m transformation.
And already the market is attracting strong inquiries from some exciting businesses who could soon be taking up shops or stalls.
As work edges towards completion of the redevelopment, bosses have unveiled a new prospectus for anyone who is interested in being a part of the market’s future.
They want to hear from anyone with an exciting and interesting idea to join existing traders within the market hall, the new mezzanine upper floor or the Vaults below.
Cllr Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Housing, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for traders to be in at the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults and we are already getting some very strong inquiries from some very exciting prospects.”
Work on the £2.7m revamp of the St Helen’s Square market is creating a new mezzanine upper floor, with space for new shops, offices and a café, as well as a complete facelift.
The market is open during the work, which is expected to be completed by December.
Around half of the newly-created units will become available from mid-October and anyone interested is urged to get in touch as soon as possible, as demand is likely to be high.
The prospectus offers a range of different shop and stall units, in different sizes and available on simple “in and out” terms.
It says: “Once redeveloped, the market will reclaim its position at the beating heart of Scarborough, a true destination for shoppers and a hub for the local community.
For more details, people should contact Nick Taylor, Investment Manager at Scarborough Borough Council on 01723 232440 or via Nick.Taylor@scarborough.gov.uk or download the prospectus here https://scarboroughmarkethall.wordpress.com/be-part-of-it/