Blackpool Gazette By Katie Upton and Paul Baldwin
•UPDATE• The closure of an historic Blackpool market hall was today branded “another nail in the coffin” for part of the resort.
Traders in New Market, on Waterloo Road, South Shore, have been served notice by owners In Shops that the centre is to close its doors for the final time on Friday after the company went bust.
The news will see more than 20 traders – selling groceries, meat, jewellery, DIY goods and stationery – lose their stalls in the market.
Willy Penman, area manager for In Shops, said: “The New Market will close on Friday as a result of In Shops Centres Ltd going bankrupt.
•UPDATE• Jan 17
Blackpool Gazette by Katie Upton
Traders told to shut up their stalls by the end of the week have been offered help by a businessman and their local MP.
Businesses in New Market on Waterloo Road, South Shore, were notified earlier this week that the centre’s management, In Shops Centres Ltd, had gone bankrupt and it would be closing tomorrow.
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