Kirkby's new indoor market name revealed

Kirkby’s new indoor market has been named which council chiefs say ‘represents’ the town and gives it ‘its own identity’.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 5:52 pm

Ashfield District Council revealed on Friday it will be called Moor Market which it says reflects its ‘aspirations of bringing a new kind of shopping experience’ to Kirkby.

The new market will be located in three former vacant retail units on the pedestrian area on Lowmoor Road.

And Coun Matthew Relf, cabinet member for place, planning and regeneration, said: “We want the new market to have a name that represents Kirkby but gives the market its own identity. Moor Market does this perfectly, tying in with its location on Lowmoor Road.

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Coun Matthew Relf and Coun Jason Zadrozny in Kirkby town centre.

“Our aim for the new market is to attract artisan food, creative and craft traders to sit alongside the café offering fresh barista made coffee. The name and brand reflect our aspirations of bringing a new kind of shopping experience to Kirkby.”

With work now well underway, the market will offer an open plan indoor trading area for seven market stalls and a new café.

The redevelopment will see new signage and shutters, as well as outdoor seating for the café.

Council leader Jason Zadrozny said: “The Moor Market will provide an opportunity for traders who are looking to start their business, or established traders that are looking to expand in a friendly, distinctive space.

“If you have a business that you think could be part of the new indoor market please get in touch. This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting development right in the centre of Kirkby.”

For details email [email protected] or call 01623 551385.

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