Preston is well known for its rising tourism and the incredible home-grown produce and products that are made locally by the people of our city. This week, Preston Market Hall opened its doors to showcase all of the fantastic traders that operate in and around Preston.
The plans to open Preston Market Hall have been in production for nearly five years with hopes to make it into a traditional, yet modern offering for shopping in Preston. Situated under the part of the grand Victorian canopy, the glass walled indoor market is light and airy and provides a plethora of food, trinkets and drinks to buy
Positive Response to the New Preston Market Hall
Queues of people were waiting in anticipation to see what the new Preston Market Hall had to offer. Many of the locals were pleased with the delicate balance between traditional features and modern fittings and hundreds passed through the doors on the first day of trading.
The majority of traders had transferred their stalls from the former indoor market, in preparation for its demolition in the near future, so expect some familiar faces and produce when you visit Preston Market Hall!
The market has proved so popular that the few empty trading lots are expected to be in fierce demand. Chances are, there will be new and exciting traders setting up shop every week at Preston Market Hall.
Years in the Making
The plans for Preston Market Hall were first imagined several years ago, with the view for the new market to replace the indoor market that was opened in the 1960s. The idea was to modernise the market experience for Preston, while still holding onto its traditional roots and the city’s history.
Concrete planning was submitted for review in April 2016 and, after approval, work began almost immediately. The people of Preston were supportive of the idea and enthusiastically welcomed a much-needed change to the market offerings in Preston.
Although the opening date was pushed back from December 2017 to now, this was to allow traders to finish up their busy Christmas periods so the focus could be on making sure the grand opening was of the highest quality.
What to Expect from Preston Market Hall
As well as featuring fresh, local produce like fish, fruit and veg and meat, there are also quirky food offerings and craft beers.
To help the community feel of Preston Market Hall, there will be live musical performances every Saturday in February and into early March to keep the excitement of the opening going.
The Harris Hotel and Preston Market Hall
Much like Preston market, the Old Post Office in Preston is in desperate need of updating and bringing into the 21st century while holding onto its historical roots.
Restoration work has now begun on the building and we’re working hard to ensure the integrity of the building is maintained while we turn it into a luxurious hotel in Preston.
We’re looking forward to welcoming tourists and locals alike through our doors, we can’t wait to astound and delight our guests and we’ll definitely be taking a trip to Preston Market Hall to check out all the best local traders and suppliers.