January 26, 2012 Southport Visiter by Joe Thomas
THE multi-million pound refurbishment of the Indoor Market is on target to be completed this summer.
Builders are about to move onto the second phase of the £3m project, set to revitalise the iconic shopping area. And a host of “wonderful” new traders are looking to move in according to Quarterbridge, who are overseeing the upgrade.
It is already confirmed the new-look – and newly named – Market Quarter will have a fresh food area, which will be filled with retailers including butchers, greengrocers, a fishmonger, delicatessen, and a host of world foods. Other businesses are also lining up to rent stalls and excitement over the new market is growing.
Local entrepreneur Giles Gottig believes the improvements will be of great benefit to the town. Currently considering renting space in there he revealed the mood was positive among town traders and spaces were filling up. He said: “I believe the refurbishment for the market is the right way to move ahead in the town.
“This was the only option in my eyes and what is positive is a number of people believe in it as space is filling already.”
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