Coalville Market has seen some big changes recently, including the money invested by North West Leicestershire District Council to create the new forecourt area outside of the market. But the improvements don’t stop there.
The Coalville Market cafe has long been the social hub of the market, with shoppers and traders choosing to meet there to chat and have a cup of tea for years. The cafe has become increasingly popular following the recent market improvements and the council has invested further to develop an unused outdoor space into a new cafe courtyard and patio area.
The cafe manager, Nicki Worthington, has not only redecorated the interior but now added outdoor tables and chairs to create a new outdoor environment.
Rock-A-Billys sets the trend
The cafe is not the only business flourishing in the market. Joe Millard opened his vintage record and memorabilia stall Rock-A-Billys just over six months ago and has experienced great success.
Market continues to attract new traders
On top of developing existing traders and helping them to grow, the market has also attracted new traders like Samuel Bond who is the owner of Soaps and Favours, a family run stall selling soaps made by Samuel’s mother.
Samuel has only recently begun trading at the market:
The market also recently hosted another Farmers Market at the front of the hall which saw local beer, herbs and vegetables, pies and samosas on sale for shoppers as they made their way round to the sound of New Orleans jazz as a three piece band added an air of summer.
“Coalville Market is going from strength to strength and we still have lots more to do, we have improved the exterior and now we are focussed on improving the interior with lighting and decoration., month by month we are seeing more traders, more shoppers and more quality local produce.”
Coalville Market is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/coalvillemarket