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SALFORD TO GET NEW SECOND HAND MARKET
 

Star date: 27th February 2014

A Salford Star Exclusive

NEW MARKET TO OPEN ON FITZWARREN STREET AT EASTER

After the closure and subsequent bulldozing of Salford Precinct's second hand market in early 2012, a new one is about to spring up across the road from where the old one was based.

The new market, due to open 18th April on Fitzwarren Street, will have up to sixty stalls with plans for more, and will feature both an indoor and outdoor section… "We want to build this into the best second hand based market in the North West" says its owner.

Full details here…


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"The market has been developed to bring back something we felt had been lost when the old market closed..."

Salford's much loved second hand market closed in January 2012 and was subsequently bulldozed to make way for the Precinct's new Aldi store (see previous Salford Star articles – click here and click here).

Now its spirit is set to be re-born with an ambitious new market to be sited across the road from Salford Precinct and Tesco's petrol station on Fitzwarren Street, in the big white building that was once a large carpet warehouse. The owners currently run a second hand store on the site but it is set to get a total makeover to house the new market.

"There will be inside and outside pitches which will start off at around 55 to 65 and when work is finished on the whole building we will bring the number up to 135 to 145" says co-owner Yvonne Youngs "The market is totally second hand, vintage, antique, retro and craft based. We didn't want to take anything away from other traders at the indoor market or shops by selling new, and wanted to bring in extra custom, not thin out what is already there. The market has been developed to bring back something we felt had been lost when the old market closed."

The Fitzwarren Street Market will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with antique, vintage and specialist stalls on Thursdays and Saturdays, and general second hand stalls on Fridays and Sundays. There are also plans for themed markets on bank holidays, a Christmas market and possibly a farmers market.

The excuse for shutting the previous Precinct market was that people were selling dodgy DVDs and CDs and, as a response, the new market won't be accepting applications for stalls to sell CDs and DVDs unless they are genuine and second hand.

"We want stalls like second hand books, vintage and second hand clothes, second hand children's ware, china and glass, furniture, military and army surplus" explains Yvonne "We would also be interested in talking to local charities about having stalls so money can be raised for other local causes and people can see money made going back directly into improving lives of the people of Salford.

"We will also be working with City West Housing and hopefully the Princes Trust to encourage people from the local area to set up and start their own business" she adds "There are various grants available for people to start up small businesses which would suit a market stall. We can point people in the right direction to apply for these grants. Also anyone who already runs a craft business or sells second hand on the internet can try out having a stall."

Later in the year there is also talk of putting on a teenage market where youngsters will be encouraged to try their hand at setting up a stall and starting a business.

"We would like to hear from any young people employed or unemployed, at college or university, who think they have an idea that could work" says Yvonne.

Indeed, the Fitzwarren Street Market not only hopes to kickstart new businesses but also provide a community meeting space with short term plans for an outdoor tea bar and long term plans for a cafe…

"We want to build this into the best second hand based market in the North West" Yvonne enthuses. Salford doesn't just need this. It's crying out for it.

 

• The Fitzwarren Street Market will open on 18th April and stalls can be rented out daily or on a longer term basis.

To book a stall or for any further details on business opportunities call 07572 163117 or 0161 745 7139

See aslo Salford Flea Market on Facebook - click here


 

rose wrote
at 07:18:02 on 02 October 2014
this is a good market if people would give it a chance and certin ones that spend a day on there not selling would stop slagging it off...they come there for a day out and don't stop calling it...well stay away as we are trying to make a bit of money..
 
Jean wrote
at 21:09:33 on 25 September 2014
Does anyone know where any of the market stalls went to? We liked the womens clothes stall on a wednesday! We called it the 'fat' stall b3cause he had our big sizes.
 
Jules Murphy wrote
at 21:12:03 on 29 May 2014
Hi, we have a 3 seater sofa and armchair to give away and was wondering how we go about that for your second hand furniture stall?
 
ebrophy wrote
at 09:46:50 on 27 April 2014
great news just hope the racketeers keep away protection moneys finished Salford market and pubs they are all plastic gangsters
 
alan davies wrote
at 12:04:01 on 05 March 2014
please have second thoughts about the military stall,enough guns on streets as it it is!
 
kenneth mckelvey wrote
at 12:32:26 on 02 March 2014
The State Of Colarado has started to regulate all the Methane Emissions by Fracking Companys/ The City of San Francisco has banned all Fracking / But if it kicks off in the Ukraine Watch the Scumbags in the UK start screaming for Fracked Gas /This lot in power in UK just a gang of self serving Opportunists The people do not count just Profits
 
Michelle Fitton wrote
at 11:53:25 on 01 March 2014
I only wish someone as community minded as you would do tjis in Bolton. I can't wait for this to open. I will be one of your first customers that is for sure :)
 
Ann Brown wrote
at 20:07:21 on 28 February 2014
this is great news may be the shops on the precinct will pick up then ,they have lost a lot of business since they closed our market and to have a cafe were we all know each other again will be great
 
noreen wrote
at 16:42:51 on 28 February 2014
this is great news specially about the teanage market they have one in stokport and it goes down a storm looking forward to going and maybe having a stall their xx
 
Marie Piekarski wrote
at 04:50:16 on 28 February 2014
This is wonderful news! localsas well as those who travelled from further have missed the market!
 
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