A bright future for the Open Market

It was revealed today that 50% of the units in Brighton Open Market have now been let, three months before opening. With a mix of both established and start-up businesses the future looks promising for the city’s historic market site.

Opening in May 2014, the newly refurbished Open Market will provide an outstanding local shopping destination.  With both permanent market units and temporary stalls, there is space to accommodate a range of traders. The Market Square will also host a regular series of events including street art and entertainment.

Victoria Williams, a Director of the Community Interest Company who will run the site, said “We’re delighted with the interest we’ve seen in the market from both traders and members of the public. Our city is full of enterprising businesses and new ideas. The market will be a place where these can take root and thrive. We’re still keen to hear from traders yet to apply for space – although we’re filling up quickly, there are definitely options still available.”

Situated on London Road, the area has housed a local market since the 1920’s but over recent years has suffered from economic decline. The new market will provide a platform for local traders and producers, with a focus on promoting fresh, local, healthy food, organic and ethically-sourced produce and eco-friendly goods.

Stall Application forms are available online here

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