York's Newgate Market Moves to Parliament Street for Summer
2:25pm 7th July 2014
Newgate Market stallholders have moved on to Parliament Street for the summer while a £1.5 million refurbishment is carried out at Newgate Market.
Councillor Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “Stalls will start being moved into the street on Monday 7 July and traders will relocate during that week for 16 weeks while the refurbishment is completed. Additional stalls at the market will be available to hire on a casual basis from the council’s markets office – please call 01904 551355 or drop into 5 Silver Street."
“All businesses around the Newgate market site will still be very much open while the market will be running as usual and open daily 9am to 5pm, seven days a week in Parliament Street.”
The market will host a diverse selection of stalls including potters, artists, artisan breads and a great array of other crafts filling the stalls. There will also be handbags, mobile phones, pet foods, plus are fashions for young and old including army surplus and vintage clothing.
There’s also plenty of regional produce too with locally-sourced fruit, vegetables and flowers plus a fantastic selection of deli cheeses, fresh meat and fish from the Yorkshire coast. Those traders usually operating from kiosks in the market will move to similar stalls in Parliament Street with refrigeration.
Access through Newgate Market will be from the King’s Square end of the Shambles and down Newgate, while the snickelways from the Shambles will be closed for the 16 week period.
The market has regularly moved to Parliament for one day a week during the summer months to accommodate annual deep cleaning and maintenance.
The market refurbishment is on track to reopen in time for the newly extended St Nicholas Fair in late November.
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