SOUTHPORT Market will officially open its doors tomorrow (Thursday) with the hope that it will not only satisfy the town’s residents but also be an attraction for visitors.
A host of traders, including a newly revealed Pacific Rim & Sushi inspired food stall by the Vincent Hotel, will be ready to welcome visitors to the market space from 10am, following months of planning and refurbishment works.
All ten stalls and traders, as well as a feature bar and drinks space, have now been confirmed as residents of the venue with local offerings available as well as an array of international delicacies.
The £1.4million revamp also includes a flexible events area able to host high-quality pop-up markets along with other events.
A feature bar, described as the centrepiece of the new market, will be managed by the Mikhail Leisure group, who run the revamped Bold Hotel, and Punch Tarmey’s pub on Lord Street.
Andrew Mikhail, owner of The Mikhail group, said: “The team at Sefton Council have had fabulous vision with their regeneration plans for the market.
“Not only will it create jobs for locals, I am certain that this will bring people from far and wide to Southport.”
Sefton Council leader Cllr Ian Maher added: “This is a very exciting time and we cannot wait to welcome thousands of visitors to the Market’.
“We are delighted to see all the hard work of our tourism team and partners coming to fruition and to be able to complete this project on time.
“Every single trader comes to the market with a passion and desire to ensure this project is a success and we are confident this will be one of the North West’s best food and drink gems.
“This is an iconic location in the heart of Southport and we hope residents and visitors enjoy the space we have worked so hard to create.”
The Southport Market project has been led by Sefton Council and partners, supported by funding from the Liverpool City Region and Southport Town Deal.