Crewe Market Hall will reopen on 19 May following a £3m refurbishment – with a line-up of top-quality traders ready to welcome customers through the doors.
The historic building has been completely transformed as part of Cheshire East Council’s town centre regeneration programme and is now home to a variety of independent local businesses, a new seating area with bespoke tables and chairs, and a stage, which will be used as part of the Market Hall’s exciting calendar of events.
The council and Market Asset Management – the new commercial operator of Crewe’s markets – will reopen Market Hall to the public on Wednesday, 19 May, with an official launch scheduled for 26 June, subject to the government’s roadmap to easing Covid-19 restrictions going ahead as planned.
Councillor Nick Mannion, chair of Cheshire East Council’s economy and growth committee, said: “The reopening of Crewe Market Hall has been hugely anticipated and it is extremely exciting to know that we are now just days away from inviting customers back inside.
“The building’s refurbishment is an integral part of our plans to revitalise Crewe, working alongside our partners, and it has been rewarding to see such an important town centre asset being transformed into the vibrant space it is now.
“It has also been fantastic to see such passion from the traders who have joined Market Hall and to hear their excitement at being part of this scheme.
“I wish them every success and hope local people will show them their support by going along and taking a look at all that is now on offer.”
Previously it was announced that The Crewe Dog, Nature’s Street Chef, Crewe Asian Store, BYOCrewe, Wattle & Home, Jordy’s Pizza, Mighty Burger Club, Casa Mexico, Burton West Barbers and Mini Beans Coffee were all joining the Market Hall.
Now, a further three traders have been revealed.
Buttery Biscuit Base will be tempting customers with their delicious cheesecakes, while Swirly Pearls will also offer a range of tasty treats, including hot doughnuts, ice cream and American sweets. Meanwhile, Jadelicious will be offering nail, brow and lash beauty treatments.
The Market Hall will enjoy a weekly programme of live music and family-friendly entertainment. There will be a series of exhibitions and live demonstrations, speciality pop up markets and custom retail fairs, as well as a programme of inclusive and collaborative community-focused events and activities – truly offering something for everyone.
Hayden Ferriby, commercial director at Market Asset Management, said: “We cannot wait to welcome the public to Crewe Market Hall and introduce the exciting mix of independent local businesses, who share our vision for the future.
“Markets are about more than just buying and selling, they should be the heart of the community and we are passionate about combining food, shopping, entertainment, social and leisure opportunities alongside excellent standards in customer service by passionate independent businesses.”
Part of a total £100m programme of investment in the town centre, the refurbishment of the Market Hall plays an important role in Crewe repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination.
The Market Hall project is supported by the Government’s Local Growth Fund through Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.
Philip Cox, chief executive at Cheshire and Warrington LEP, said: “The work done to give this important building a new lease of life will make a valuable contribution to the town.
“We’ve worked closely with Cheshire East Council and other partners to ensure that the relaunched scheme not only signals a milestone in Crewe’s growth, but also paves the way for its future as we progress out of lockdown.”
The Market Hall will initially be open five days a week:
Wednesdays – 9.30am-6pm;
Thursdays – 9.30am-9pm;
Fridays – 9.30am-11pm;
Saturdays – 9.30am-11pm; and
Sundays – 10.30am-7pm.
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