Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Lancaster’s vintage market re-opens for business

The Assembly Rooms market in Lancaster has now re-opened following the completion of refurbishment works to the 18th Century building.

The market is open from Tuesday to Saturday and home to a curious and interesting mix of small stalls selling everything from vintage fashion to books, comics, miniatures and collectables.

For the last few weeks, Lancaster City Council, as owner of the building, has carried out a program of repairs to improve the building on King Street.  Work focused on repairing and painting the ceiling and revamping the vacant stalls in readiness for new traders.

The work is now complete and there's space available for new traders.  Rates start from just £16 a week and anyone interested in running a vintage stall at the Assembly Rooms should contact Markets Manager, Tracey Bruce as soon as possible on 01524 414251 or by to email tbruce@lancaster.gov.uk    

Mark Davies, Head of Environmental Services, said: “The Assembly Rooms is one of the city's hidden gems and an essential part of what makes Lancaster special.  So it is right that Lancaster City Council invests in maintaining this unique building for the benefit of both its customers and traders.

"This is a great time for anyone wishing to start a new business or expand on an existing one to consider taking up space in this historic building."

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