Town centre boost as Newport Indoor Market extends opening days.

Town centre business may have been hit hard during the pandemic but traders in an historic Shropshire indoor market are bucking the trend after expansion plans were unveiled.

Newport Indoor Market opened its doors on a Tuesday for the first time in its history this week as part of a trial until Christmas. The new day will compliment its traditional Friday and Saturday openings.
The move has been welcomed by councillors as a positive boost to the town as it looks to attract more visitors.

Most stallholders will be opening from 8-4pm and a market spokesman said :-
“The Indoor Market remained open during the Covid pandemic and was much appreciated by both long-standing and new customers alike.
As we come out of the pandemic, shopping habits appear to be changing, with more customers now preferring fresh produce locally grown, rather than that provided by once-a-week shopping.
The market stallholders have been keen to adjust their opening days to meet these changes and so, for a trial period until Christmas, we are opening each Tuesday as well.”

Newport Shropshire Indoor Market Hall was built in 1860 and is a landmark building with entrances located on Stafford Street and St Mary’s Street, via Market Mews.

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