SHOPPERS in Penkridge will soon have more places to shop when the town’s market expands.
Owners of the market are planning to redevelop an existing building into five new permanent indoor units.
The lockable units, on the site of the existing indoor market, will be like mini shops so traders can leave their stock overnight.
Matt Williams, manager of Penkridge Market said: “The market attracts up to 5,000 people each trading day from as far afield as Telford,
Stoke and Walsall. “The market is a great place to trade from for so
many reasons, but especially during this difficult economic climate.
“It is much cheaper than renting a shop on the High Street and the running costs are so much lower too.
“It therefore gives businesses a much higher chance of success as it dramatically reduces their overheads and the need for them to secure finance etc, as the set-up costs are so much
lower,” he added. Work on the new units is about to start in the
next few weeks with an estimated completion date of early in the new year.
Units will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the market owners are hoping to attract some new stall holders selling fishing tackle, haberdashery and a florist.
For further information on securing a pitch call Matt Williams on 01785 714221 or visit www.penkridgemarket.co.uk.