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Wanted! Traders encouraged to apply for Coalville’s Newmarket

Published: Tue 11 February, 2020

Newmarket Coalville - Outside

Work on Newmarket started in January and will see the former Litten Tree pub in Marlborough Square transformed into a modern space with food stalls and an eating area, as well as traditional market stalls, pop-up traders and space for events.

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), which owns the current indoor market and is carrying out the transformation work, is looking to attract a variety of food and non-food businesses on a range of lease options.

The vision for Newmarket is for a modern shopping and eating experience which provides an exciting customer experience to both locals and visitors to the town. Newmarket applications that are particularly desirable might include:

  • Fresh and local produce
  • Unique, fine and unusual products
  • Recycled and fairtrade products
  • Delicatessen, bakery or cheesemonger specialists.

The new market is expected to open in spring 2020.

Councillor Andrew Woodman, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “Work on Newmarket is progressing well and we’re excited to now invite applications for traders that share our vision for this vibrant space.

“We’re looking for both food and non-food traders that want to offer high quality products, bring a buzz to Coalville and offer an exciting customer experience.

“We can’t wait for Newmarket to open and see the modern shopping and eating experience it’s going to provide – if you’d like to come on this journey with us then now is the time to apply.”

The current indoor market will stay open until the new one is ready to receive customers. Its trading days are Tuesday 8am to 2pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am to 4pm. All current traders have been offered support to apply for a space in Newmarket or to find suitable new premises in the town.

Apply online for a stall at Newmarket 

To discuss trader opportunities further, potential applicants can also contact markets@nwleicestershire.gov.uk or call 01530 454598 for more information.

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